Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word.

What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction.

He displays a carving of a piece of text in each script, leading a discussion on how technology will help—and always has helped—define the nature of communication, and shows how the story of a culture can be seen in its writing, even if that writing is (as in these examples) beautiful, utterly unfamiliar, and disappearing.

For information on the Endangered Alphabet Project visit www.endangeredalphabets.com A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Fletcher Free Library. 


June 9, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Library will be closed on Friday, August 16 for Bennington Battle Day.