May 1, 2014
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Dr. Maria Tatar
Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, where she chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology. The author of Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Peter Pan, and Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, she is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is currently at work on a volume of African American folktales.
A book sale and author signing will follow the talk. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.
The 2014 Lowell Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library, Gateway to Reading, explores the fundamental importance of childhood literacy and addresses the joys, discoveries, questions, and challenges facing today's generation of young readers. The series of acclaimed speakers includes beloved authors and illustrators who turn reluctant readers into voracious bookworms, noted scholars in the field of children's literature, and experts who bring literacy skills and the love of reading and writing to children in new and groundbreaking ways. A full listing of this series can be found at www.bpl.org/lowell.