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MSU scholar and Irving students look at roots of literacy in May 18 performance

May 15, 2006 -- from MSU News Service

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Bozeman - Montana State University religious studies scholar and professor Lynda Sexson and students from Irving International School in Bozeman will present a free performance and lecture on literacy in the 19th century at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium.

The performance, "ABC: Alphabet, Book, Child," stars 10 students from Irving School and is a blend of humanities lecture and children's theatre. The performance draws on the roots of American literacy, including 19th century children's primers, chapbooks and entertainments as it examines the issue of "What is a book?"

Sexson wrote the lecture and play, which is sponsored by the Montana Committee for the Humanities, Irving International School, the Museum of the Rockies, and the MSU Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University.

For more information, contact Sexson at 994-5200.

Contact: Linda Sexson (406) 994-5200, 586-3479,