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Lowell Lecture

Why I Read

Date & Time

Jan. 22, 2014


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


Wendy Lesser, author and essayist, founder The Threepenny Review Robert Pinsky, poet

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


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Author and essayist Wendy Lesser explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives, as she discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky. In a culture that is increasingly visual and virtual in orientation, what role does old-fashioned reading play? What power does the written word have in our lives?