Future of the Written Word

Future of the Written Word
12 noon, February 9
Gerding Builders Gym, Boys & Girls Club

newspapers may be just the beginning. As news, feature stories and
fiction flow to websites, blogs and e-books, we are undergoing a
transformation in our relationship to the written word. How far is this
trend likely to go in the next decade? Will paper survive in niche
markets? Will the proliferation of iPads and other tablet computers
change the way we read and the way we tell stories? How will publishers,
libraries and bookstores adapt to serve the human need for a good tale,
no matter the format?

At the February 9 Corvallis City Club meeting, three speakers will
discuss what we might see in the changing landscape of the written word:
Jack Wolcott of Grass Roots Books, Mary Braun of the OSU Press and
Bonnie Brzozowski of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Lunch will be available. Attendance is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary only if you are having lunch. Send email to info@cityclubofcorvallis.org by February 5.

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