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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Nicolas Barker, Kathleen Rooney, and Michael Witmore, Preservers' Panel for "The Fate of the Book: A Public Forum."

Thu, October 25, 2012 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater

Preservers will be moderated by Elizabeth McCracken, James A. Michener Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.Reception to follow.  The first public panel presentation brings together Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, Kathleen Rooney, poet, writer, and founding editor of Rose Metal Press, and Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, to discuss the ways books are preserved by such radically diverse forces as private collectors, changing technologies, The Oprah Book Club, and major libraries.

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