Friday, July 18, 2014

The Changing World of Publishing and Reading

You are invited to attend a talk by James McGrath Morris on the future of books and reading on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s College. Tickets are $7.50 and available through Tickets Santa Fe, the community box office at the Lensic Theater (988-1234.)

The event is co-sponsored by St. John’s College, as part of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of its Santa Fe Campus, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, as part of the celebration of its fortieth anniversary.

         Morris will outline the seismic changes shaking up the world of book publishing and reading.  “What is happening to books today is as important a moment in history as five centuries ago when Gutenberg created move-able type and launched the printing revolution,” said Morris.  “The changes now taking place are more than a matter of replacing type, ink and paper with pixels—a profound shift is taking place in the act of reading itself.”

         Combining his work experience in the publishing industry and his years as an author, Morris will explain why current changes are so significant and what lies ahead for readers.  

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