Trent Distinguished Scholar Lecture
Lisa Holton, Founder and CEO of Fourth Story Media in New York City, will make a presentation entitled, "The Dancing Mind: How Digital Media is Transforming the Reading Experience for Children and Young Adults." She has worked at Scholastic Publishers, the Walt Disney Company, HarperCollins, and St. Martin's Press. Fourth Story Media is a creative studio that marries traditional books and digital media. Its first series, The Amanda Project, is a collaborative, interactive fiction series for teen girls, and was released in Fall 2009. It is a series of mystery novels and a website where girls can create their own characters and then participate in the ongoing story--which changes based on their contributions.