This Wednesday at 7:30 pm, I'll be having a conversation with Erik Ray, the Chair of Edmonds Community College's History Department, about the future of the book at the Black Box Community Theater in Edmonds. Topics discussed will include "the effect of the Kindle on publishing and literacy," modern trends and fads in publishing, the decline of physical bookstores, and generational gaps in literature studies. Did I mention it's free?

If you've ever wondered about what's going to happen to literature as e-books become more and more popular, I hope you'll stop by. I'm sure there'll be a question-and-answer session after the discussion, too. It should be fun! I rarely have an opportunity to put all these things together in a public sphere, and so I'm really looking forward to the conversation. You can find more information about the event here.