Tag: banned book

OMG, you can’t write that! Banned Books Online Event

Join Humanist Society Scotland for an online evening of discussion to mark Banned Books Week 2022. In light of the recent horrific attack on Salman Rushdie and the increase in book banning in schools in the US, we wanted to create an event that highlights religious censorship of books. OMG, you can’t write that! Books, Censorship, and Religion

Join us online on Thursday 22nd September, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (British Summer Time)

The panel discussion will be hosted by our CEO Fraser Sutherland and will include playwright and Royal Lyceum artistic director David Greig, cartoonist and Executive Director of Cartoonists Rights Network International Terry Anderson, Emma Wadsworth-Jones of Humanists International and formerly of PEN International, and Professor Emerita of Royal Conservatoire Scotland, theatre director, and co-chair of Humanist Society Scotland Maggie Kinloch. The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Banned Books Read-In at North Central College

Celebrate your favorite banned books out loud with the Shimer Great Books School! The Shimer Great Books School at North Central College invites you to a “read-in” in our Oesterle Library and Learning Commons. Bring a selection from your favorite banned book to read out loud, discuss with Shimer students and faculty, and learn more about how Shimer keeps banned books in the conversation. Shimer students and faculty will be present to answer questions about our program and dinner will be served for attendees.

Banned Books Week

BTU Library is hosting International Banned Books Week!
Speaker: Davit Gorgiladze (Writer)
Time and date: September 23, 14:00 (Tbilisi time)
The meeting will be held at the University of Business and Technology (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Book name – “City and Dogs”

Banned books Week

BTU Library, Palitra L Publishing • Publishing in partnership with Palitra L, hosts International Banned Books Week.
➡ On September 21 at 15:00 (Tbilisi time), a discussion of George Orwell's bestselling books: "Animal Farm" and 1984 will be held at the University of Business and Technology.
🔸 Speaker: Mikheil Antadze
🔹 book exhibition and sale will also be held at the event

Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses”

Salman Rushdie’s exuberant novel, The Satanic Verses, has cast a long shadow since its publication almost 35 years ago. Most recently, with the horrific attempt on Rushdie’s life, we are reminded of what is at stake in our world: the ability to speak, write, and create without fear. Yet what exactly are the true literary merits and shortcomings of this novel? 

Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study

Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir achieved resounding victory in the Virginia courts. Join CBLDF for an inside look at the case from Maia’s legal representation in Virginia Beach, Jeff Trexler (CBLDF Interim Director) and Steven Emmert. Learn the roots of the case, its progression through the legal system, and why the case was dismissed. This event is a great chance to learn about the legal process of defending books from censorship and how CBLDF can help protect our freedoms.

Register here.

The Censored Classroom: Why Book Bans and Restrictive Policies Hurt Us All – Webinar

Join the Center for Educators & Schools in a conversation about how classroom censorship policies weaken the quality of education.


Book bans and classroom censorship policies are sweeping the nation. Join the Center for Educators & Schools in a conversation about how classroom censorship policies weaken the quality of education and negatively affect educators, students, and society at large.

Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., IDRA Deputy Director of Policy, will discuss what the current censorship landscape looks like today, where teachers can find resources to learn more, and what this means for the future of the teaching profession.

This event is open to all educators across the country and is part of the New York Public Library’s Banned Books Week.

Interested in finding out more about the Center for Educators and Schools? Visit them at nypl.org/ces or subscribe to their monthly newsletter here! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to educators@nypl.org.

See IDRA’s We All Belong ~ School Resource Hub with tools for teaching in a climate of classroom censorship: https://idraseen.org/hub/

Banned Comic Books

Who’s afraid of comic books? Book bans across Missouri and the U.S. have often targeted graphic novels and comic books, especially those that depict issues of gender, sexuality and race. New Missouri laws will punish educators and school librarians who provide restricted materials to students with fines and jail time. This event considers banned comic books from the perspectives of the artists who create them and the advocates who defend them. Panel lineup includes:

  • Jerry CraftNew York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the graphic novels New Kid and Class Act. New Kid is the only book in history to win the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature (2020), the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature (2019), and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for the most outstanding work by an African American writer (2020).
  • Molly Carney, ACLU MO. Carney joined the ACLU of Missouri as a Staff Attorney in 2020. As a member of the legal team, she engages in all aspects of strategic litigation efforts to protect civil rights and liberties, including her current work on litigation and advocacy against book bans across Missouri.
  • Phoebe Gloeckner, graphic novelist. Gloeckner’s book The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002) was praised as “one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.”

Discussion moderated by Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington University. Wanzo is author of The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belongingwinner of the 2021 Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work and the 2021 Charles Hatfield Book Prize from the Comics Studies Society.

Organized by Left Bank Books, St. Louis Public Library, and the Center for the Humanities and Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.

Banned Books Week with Redux Society

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates open access to books in our schools, libraries, and communities. This is Redux Society’s first year participating, and we have a full week of Book Bingo, Book Discussions, and more! As an LGBT+, BIPOC, and Woman-owned bookstore, it is more important than ever to raise these books into view.