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Banned Books Week Reception: Little Library Launch

Commons South Patio Lawn 18th Ave S & Horton Ave, Nashville, TN, United States

Join us for the kickoff of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. We will launch the opening of our own campus "little banned books library," with a discussion of how reading banned books can be a form of advocacy and activism. ... Read More

Banned Books Initiative: Panel Discussion

Central Library Community Room 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States

Book bans and censorship affect the entire community -- from librarians, authors, and journalists to teachers, community leaders, and readers of all types. This panel discussion, part of Banned Books Week, will focus on the affect of banned and challenged books on the community, as well as touch on the role of advocacy in fighting these ... Read More

Author Series: Lydia Conklin & Rainbow, Rainbow

Alumni Hall Reading Room Nashville, TN, United States

For an encore event in our Trans & Nonbinary Author Series, LGBTQI Life will host Lydia Conklin for a read from and celebrate the paperback release of Rainbow, Rainbow and a Q&A followed by mixer. Student readers include undergraduate Sawyer Sussner and MFA candidates Kumari Devarajan and Lela Ni.  Lydia Conklin has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s ... Read More