The Future of the Book
and Other Quandaries
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
DePaul Student Center, 314
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
5:30 reception • 6:00 lecture
Literary Agent, Writer’s House, New York “The Future of the Book”
In the last 10 years, digital technology has changed the human landscape as significantly as the Gutenberg Bible did in the 15th century. It is swiftly evolving and growing and changing our culture in ways that we cannot always see and with consequences we cannot always unravel. The most profound and immediate impact is on the concept of the written word — what gets written, published, taught, remembered. Literary agent Michele Rubin will discuss some of these changes and their impact on the book and on the humanities.
Michele Rubin is a Senior Literary Agent at Writers House, one of the largest and most successful agencies in the world. She represents a range of writers, focusing mostly on non-fiction. She is also the Literary Agent for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr, and was responsible for the creation of the new King Legacy Series Imprint at Beacon Press.
This event is free and open to the public.