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Bodine School is pleased to present Dr. Maryanne Wolf at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24 at Church of the Holy Communion. Please click here for tickets.

Dr. Wolf is a world renowned reading researcher. During her presentation, Dr. Wolf will discuss the evolution of the reading brain, reading development, the reading brain circuitry of typical and dyslexic readers, and reading in a digital age.

Maryanne Wolf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research, and Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University.

The author of over 120 scientific publications, Wolf wrote Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, which has received numerous awards and is now translated into 13 languages. Within literacy areas, she serves on the Library of Congress Advisory Committee on Literacy Awards, and the Advisory Committee to the X Prize, whose new award will target Global Literacy, based in part on the recent work on literacy by her joint team in Ethiopia. Most recently, she received the Christopher Columbus Award for intellectual discovery for this work.

She received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she began her work in cognitive neuroscience and developmental psycholinguistics on the reading brain, literacy’s development, and dyslexia. 

Church of the Holy Communion is located at 4645 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

For more information, please contact Jordan Proctor at jproctor@bodineschool.org or 901-754-1800.

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