Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries are proud to host a lecture by Maryanne Wolf, author of the national best-selling book, Proust and
the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.
Tuesday, February 19,
at 7:00 p.m.
1000 Bolling Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23508
The event is free and open to the public.
Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research and Professor
of Child Development at Tufts University, has created a sensational stir both
among teachers of reading at all levels and among the general public.
book, which has been praised by reviewers from coast to coast as “brilliant,”
“eye-opening,” and “fascinating,” examines in layman’s terms the history and
biology of how our reading brain works. It also confronts the possibility that
reading as we have always known it may, with modern technology (from television
to the internet), change to soon make traditional books a thing of the past.
Wolf’s lecture is sponsored by Friends of the Old Dominion Libraries, with
support from the University Village Bookstore.
of the book will be sold at the lecture, and Dr. Wolf will be available to sign
them after her talk.
the event is free, seating is limited and the public is urged to make
reservations by contacting Fern McDougal at 757-683-4146 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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