The great book debate: the book is dead

As part of Library and Information Week, Fremantle City Library, along with the City of Melville and City of Rockingham libraries, present The great debate book debate: the book is dead, an author talk and panel discussion on the future of books and reading.

Sherman Young, Deputy Head of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural studies at Macquarie University, will present an author talk on the subject. Young is also the author of The book is dead, long live the book (2007) and co-author of Media convergence : networked digital media in everyday life, (2012).

Sherman Young will join three other worthy panelists to discuss the topic further: Professor Niall Lucy, co-director of the Centre for Culture & Technology, Curtin University; Clive Newman (Sales, Rights, Distribution and Marketing Manager for Fremantle Press); and Ann Zubrik, Fremantle City Library’s reader representative (an eager reader and member of an East Fremantle bookclub for over 20 years).

Join us for a night of involving discussion with our special guests, with light supper to be served.

The Great Book Debate is a National Year of Reading Event organised by the City of Fremantle, City of Melville and City of Rockingham.

Thursday 24th May 2012, 6pm – 8pm

Informal supper served

RSVP required for catering purposes. Email or phone 9432 9766