In the 1930s and 40s prior to founding the Scientology religion, author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote for magazines of the day. One of his stories will be performed theatrically at the Nashville Church of Scientology this March.
Back before flatscreens, IMAX 3D and even Technicolor, when movies were black and white and imagination supplied the rest, adventurer seekers turned to novels and magazines for thrills and fantasy. This March, modern day fun seekers will immerse themselves in that same excitement as performers bring to life a classic pulp story by L. Ron Hubbard in a free theatrical reading at the Nashville Church of Scientology.
L. Ron Hubbard was among the most prolific and popular writers during the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction. Between 1934 and 1940, some 140 L. Ron Hubbard tales appeared in the pages of legendary Pulps-often as many as three titles an issue and bylined under some fifteen pen names.
To meet such demand, Hubbard regularly produced between seventy-five and a hundred thousand words a month, with a 90 percent acceptance rate from publishers-first draft, first submission.
That his stories were uniquely drawn from true-to-life experience, including then-rare voyages to Asia and the South Pacific, is likewise part of the Hubbard legend. He wrote a kaleidoscope of tales representing every imaginable genre: science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery, thriller, horror, even romance-action of all kinds and in all places. Hubbard once said this about writing, "Adventuring is a state of mind. If you adventure through life, you have a good chance to be a success on paper."
Prolific writer, Kevin J. Anderson has said of Hubbard's writing, "Pick up a volume, and remember what reading is supposed to be all about. Remember curling up with a great story."
Hubbard's story will be performed in a theatrical setting with professional story tellers reading the parts of the characters and bringing the tale to life. The free reading is scheduled for March 3, 2012 in the events hall of the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Ave South, Nashville. To RSVP or for more information, call (615) 687-4600.