Friday, August 24, 2007

Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House Explores Blogosphere

Chestertown, MD, August 23, 2007 — Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary Housecelebrates its renovation with events both classical—a vintage printing-press demonstration—and cutting-edge—a presentation on the blogosphere—on Tuesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 6.

The Rose O'Neill Literary House underwent a renovation this summer and is inviting the public to an open house and print-shop demonstration on September 4 at 4:30 p.m. It is an opportunity to see the literary hub's new look, meet the staff, visit the new publishing lab and partake of refreshments. The College's master printer will be on hand to give demonstrations on the century-old letterpress.

From the communications technology of yesteryear to the Internet hegemony of today, the Rose O'Neill Literary House continues its semester-opening offerings with "The End of the World As We Know It: How Blogs, Social Networking and Digital Media Are Changing Everything About How You Communicate, What You Create and Who You Are" at the John S. Toll Science Center on September 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture will be presented by Noah Robischon, managing editor of Gawker Media, the New York-based publisher of and other trendy sites. Gawker Media is considered one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies today. Robischon's talk is free and open to the public.

The event kicks off "Storytelling in the Digital Age," a semester-long theme jointly presented by the Rose O'Neill Literary House and the Office of Information Technologies. For more information, visit and

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