The Future of the Book: A Round-Table Discussion

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Brodie Street Library Reading Room

This round-table features three members of the English department, and two former students, in a discussion of the future of the book. Drs. Judith Leggatt, Scott Pound, and Michael Richardson will speak on the changing nature of the book and the emergence of new narrative forms as a result of emergent digital technology and new media. Laura Prinselaar, who is the Youth Services Librarian at the Thunder Bay Public Library, will touch on how the book, and its changing forms, features in the life of young people in our community. Chris Servais works at Chapters, and will address how transformations in the book have changed book-selling.