Christine Hemp From Homer to #hashtags: Our Changing Language

From Homer to #hashtags: Our Changing Language

A presentation by Christine Hemp
Thursday, July 16 – VIRTUAL LINK TBA
Hosted by Friends of the Mid-Columbia Libraries

Though always evolving, language is undergoing an unprecedented shift, thanks to the digital age. Emojis, tweets, and hashtags are transforming how we write and converse. Some might argue that language has been diminished, but just as Homer’s epic Odyssey made sense of ancient Greece, a tweet can distill a feeling, a thought, or an idea. Poet Christine Hemp explores these new forms of communication, connecting them with the language of the past. How do changes in language affect the way we think and feel about our world, our history, and ourselves


Jul 16 2020


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM