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When Your Book Is Banned: The Author’s Perspective

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free

What is the impact on authors when their books are banned from schools, libraries, and elsewhere? What challenges do they face? Does it affect sales or marketing? Does it change what or how they write going forward, or impact their ability to sell their next book? Much of the public discourse focuses on the politics at play and the content of the books, but relatively little attention gets paid to how book bans affect the authors.

Join us to kick off Banned Books Week with the authors of books that have been frequently banned. Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Evison, and Ellen Hopkins will discuss their personal experiences with book bans, the rise of challenges, and their attitudes toward writing in this climate. The panel will be moderated by Cheryl Davis, general counsel of the Authors Guild.

The event will take place via Zoom with automatic closed captioning. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend live. To request any other accessibility features, please email support@authorsguild.org and we will make every effort to accommodate.

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5GBcT0uYRperbnzpKlfoCQ

Organizer

Authors Guild
Phone:
2125635904
Email:
support@authorsguild.org
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