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Wadhams Free Library Muddy Fuddy Duddy Lecture: Voices for a New Age with Colin Wells
April 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
The Wadhams Free Library announces the Second Annual Muddy Fuddy Duddy Lectures on Wednesday April 15th The Gutenberg Universe and April 29th at 7:30pm New Voices for a New Age.
Last year Westport writer Colin Wells inaugurated this series with “The Alphabet Revolution,” about the impact of alphabetic writing in ancient times. This year he follows the story into the modern age, focusing on how print technology ushered in the era of mass communication.
The second Lecture “Voices for a New Age” will take place on: April 29 at 7:30PM.
The Print Revolution also allowed a chorus of new voices to be heard, not least those of women writers and readers, who formed the early audience for a new form of writing, the novel. Men, meanwhile, were supposed to read about history and science – and, increasingly, politics, as the first newspapers arose in tandem with that other great boon to literacy, the coffee shop.
This is a free event open to the community.