The Whallonsburg Grange Hall will present “Six Books” with author Colin Wells on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the second in the Winter Lyceum Lecture series entitled “More History of Everything in Six Objects.”
Books are the “voices” of our cultures, but not all writing is the same. From ancient cuneiform to texting, this lecture explores how changing communication technology has helped determine whose voices are heard, whose stories are told, and who controls the message.
Colin Wells is the author of Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World (2006) and A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past (2008). He lives in Westport, where he’s currently working on a book about the historical impact of alphabetic writing.
Admission is $5.00 and students are free. The Whallonsburg Grange is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, five miles south of the village of Essex.