Friday, August 29, 2008

Director of Harvard University Press to speak

Dr. William P. Sisler (at left), director of Harvard University Press, will present a guest lecture titled "The End of Reading, the Future of Scholarly Publishing" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Brookens Auditorium is located on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sisler will address themes raised in the National Endowment for the Arts' 2004 report "Reading at Risk" as well as in Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

Sisler's lecture is part of the University of Illinois Press’ 90th anniversary celebration and The Big Read Campaign, an NEA initiative designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. A reception hosted by event co-sponsor The Friends of Brookens Library will immediately follow in UIS' Public Affairs Center Restaurant.

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