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A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

The Beauty and Threat of an Evolving Reading Brain

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The Beauty and Threat of an Evolving Reading Brain

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500 (cross street Grant)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Dr. Maryanne Wolf will present an overview of the reading brain and why its plasticity makes it exquisitely adaptable to cultural change, yet also threatened by some of the characteristics of digital mediums. She will explore the positive and negative impacts of our digital culture and why the strengths of the present expert reading brain, particularly deep reading, must be understood to be preserved.

The director of Tufts University’s Center for Reading and Language Research, Dr. Maryanne Wolf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts, where she conducts research on the reading brain, dyslexia, and global literacy. She is currently a fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please check bccbooks.org/programs/ for a link to RSVP.