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The General Society Reading Room

“What’s Writing, What’s Just Typing, and Who’s to Say Which Is Which?”

Changes in technology continue to offer expanding opportunities for writers, both amateur and professional, to share their work. But how have these new publishing platforms, and the ensuing pressures placed on more traditional publishing outlets, affected the craft of writing? What does it mean to be an “author” as opposed to someone who writes just for pleasure, when new technologies equip anyone to publish? And how do we preserve quality without excluding new voices that might not fit the standards of the elite?

Our panelists, Kamy Wicoff, Sarah Saffian and Jessica DuLong, will explore the ramifications of new publishing platforms, and discuss whether their effects vary according to genre, while highlighting the importance of rekindling respect for craft as a cultural ideal in American society.

Advance registration is suggested: $15 General admission, $10 General Society members, $5 Students. Contact the General Society at 212.840.1840 prompt 2, or email info@generalsociety.org

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


Jun 07 2011


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm