With the advent of eBooks and eReaders, what exactly is the fate of the printed word? Former Greenwich Superintendent of Schools and Senior Vice President, Scholastic Inc. Ernie Fleishman will moderate a panel of publishers, editors and authors that will examine the future of the printed book and the impact of technology on reading on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library.
Is the Book Dead? is a program in conjunction with Greenwich Reads Together, a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in reading the same book.
Panelists include , Jason Kaufman, Peter Meyers and Eleanor Lipman, all leaders in their respective fields.
Mayer, president of Scholastic Education, is an expert in 21st century learning and the development of research-based educational technology programs. She has built Scholastic Education into one of the nation's fastest growing educational technology companies where she has pioneered several programs to improve reading and math achievement.
Kaufman is the executive editor at Doubleday Publishing. One of the nation's most respected editors, Kaufman has collaborated with Dan Brown on Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. A major talent in finding good books and excellent authors, he is editor for such authors as Robert Crais, Lincoln Child, Jeff Lindsay, Leigh Montville and George Friedman.
Meyers, a technology consultant, co-founded one of the first online multi-media textbook ventures and led a number of projects on transforming print to digital. He has published articles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine. He recently published Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders.
Lipman, one of the nation's most respected authors, has published nine books, including The Family Man, My Last Grievance and Then She Found Me (adapted into a 2008 film starring Helen Hunt and Bette Midler). A teacher of writing at Smith College, Lipman has won numerous national awards for her writing. Her honors include the 2001 New England Book Award for a body of work and the Poetry Centers2007 Paterson Fiction Prize.
Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council and Greenwich Library. For more information, please call the Greenwich Arts Council (203) 862-6750.