Thursday, November 19, 2015
noon - 1 p.m.
Nobili Dining Room
Professor Michael Kevane, Department of Economics and Co-Director for West Africa of Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL), will speak about the importance of literacy for development.
He will also emphasize the place of reading fiction (leisure reading) in improving literacy and shaping character, how big an effect libraries have on reading, and the activities of FAVL in supporting 34 libraries in Burkina Faso, a West African country. Along the way, Professor Kevane will give the audience short readings from his favorite literature from West Africa.
The Adobe Lodge will prepare a West African themed lunch. All proceeds from this event will benefit FAVL.