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In October I spent a week at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It was interesting, but an unintended consequence of attending and walking through the dozen or so huge halls of publishers’ booths was the realization that I am such an inculte (French), analphabetisch (German), analfabeto (Spanish), illetteato (Italian), herpamoteh (Russian), that is, I am such an illiterate in these and a hundred or so other languages represented in the Frankfurte Buch Messe displays. I wondered if this is how adults who cannot read books published in their mother tongue feel when they go to their local public libraries.
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Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.