Why Reading Matters

Dana Gioia, the recent outgoing Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is on campus today. He will be speaking to humanities faculty this afternoon and giving a public lecture tonight entitled “Why Literature Matters.” (7:30 in Hostetter Chapel). If you are a Messiah student you need to be there tonight!

In the meantime, check out Gioia in this 4 minute video: “Why Reading Matters.” This is good stuff.