Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship. Are you hosting an event for Banned Books Week? Putting up a display? Let us know about it, and we’ll share it here for the world to find!

Please provide complete address and time information, as well as contact information so we can send queries for clarification. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee your event will display correctly. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please email coordinator@bannedbooksweek.org

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Browne Parker Literary Press Annual Banned Books Read Out: A Celebration of Toni Morrison

September 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Annually since 2005, we at Browne Parker Literary Press have hosted a Banned Books Week Event, and many times Toni Morrison took the mainstage to read excerpts from The Bluest Eye, which has been challenged by many school districts and libraries. This year, to honor her legacy and to celebrate banned books, we will hold a read out exclusively featuring the works of Toni Morrison. Many local personalities will read selected excerpts from the works of Toni Morrison with a spotlight on The Bluest Eye. It is a free event with free light refreshments that will be held at Grant Park. All ages are welcome. Come Celebrate Banned Books on September 23, 2019 anytime from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


September 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Browne Parker Literary Press


Grant Park
337 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
+ Google Map