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Banned Books Week Celebration at AFK Books & Records

Every year, we’re excited to join book lovers from across Virginia to celebrate the freedom to read and call attention to the wealth of creativity that is stifled when books are forbidden from library shelves.

This year’s Banned Books Week is from Sept. 22 – Sept. 28, but the fight for intellectual freedom takes place every day in every county in Virginia. That’s why we’re joining hands with independent bookstores across the Commonwealth to celebrate Banned Books Week and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Join us at AFK Books & Records on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:00 p.m. to reflect on the freedom to read and take a stand against the government’s attempt to stifle speech and control what we should read, think, and value.

We will be there to talk about government censorship, what it looks like in public schools and public libraries, and what you can do about it. Additionally, we will discuss efforts to ban books in prisons and jails in Virginia and how you can help expand access to books behind bars.

Come have a chat with us and take home some swag!

Banned Books Week Celebration at One More Page Books

Every year, we’re excited to join book lovers from across Virginia to celebrate the freedom to read and call attention to the wealth of creativity that is stifled when books are forbidden from library shelves.

This year’s Banned Books Week is from Sept. 22 – Sept. 28, but the fight for intellectual freedom takes place every day in every county in Virgina. To keep up the spirit of Banned Books Week, join us at One More Page Books on Saturday, Sept. 28 to reflect on the freedom to read and take a stand against the government’s attempt to stifle speech and control what we should read, think, and value.

Our attorney Nicole Tortoriello will be there to talk about government censorship, what it looks like in public schools and public libraries, and what you can do about it. Additionally, we will discuss efforts to ban books in prisons and jails in Virginia and how you can help expand access to books behind bars.

Come have a chat with us and take home some swag!

Banned Book Fest

Come celebrate Banned Book Week with us through a board game, edible banned book contest, and related crafts.

Forbidden Tales: Censorship and Society

Image credit: Through Fire (Books that Survived the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance at Tsinghua University No.2), 2017. Oil on canvas. H. 48 x W. 74 in. (122 x 188 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

 

Xiaoze Xie will discuss his research into the history of censorship in China that inspired the current exhibition Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence. The artist will be joined by noted experts on the subject of censorship Martin Heijdra, Princeton University, and James Tager, PEN America in a panel led by Michelle Yun, Asia Society Museum Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The program is organized in conjunction with Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2019.

The program is free and registration is required. Register here.

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Banned Books for Incarcerated Readers Drive

Firestorm Books & Coffee is partnering with Asheville Prison Books (APB) to celebrate Banned Books Week with a book drive for incarcerated readers. Drop by the co-operative on Saturday afternoon and buy a banned or challenged book to donate to APB and Firestorm will match your gift with a second donated book!

Celebrate fREADdom

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Adults and teens) Drop in for our Banned Book Week finale to learn more about the history of literary censorship, banned books-themed trivia, a “mugshot” photo booth, book-inspired refreshments and more!

Banned Books Story Hour 2019

Something banned this way comes! Join Drag Story Hour- Arizona at Bookmans Mesa for a story hour hosted by Felicia Minor and Freddy Prinze Charming.

Let’s love all banned books and celebrate the growth of Drag Queen Story Hours in the face of challenge.

BANNED BOOKS COSPLAY and READ OUT

Get creative and join us at the Mancos Public Library for a Banned Books Cosplay Event!

Dress up as your favorite character from a banned or challenged book!

Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book!

Discuss your personal feelings about the books you read and why you feel it is important to be heard!

First Amendment Trivial Pursuit

Win prizes by showing your freedom of speech and banned book knowledge at Trivia Night with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)!

Freedom to Read Week: Banned Books Jeopardy

Come and join us for an evening of trivia, as we celebrate Freedom to Read Week! Test your knowledge of the most frequently challenged books. Then decorate a tote bag with your favorite quote from a banned book. Support Freedom of Expression and fashionably rock your reading uncensored!

September Book Club Discussion: Brave New World

Join us on Thursday, September 28th at 7 pm for our September Book Club Discussion Night. This event takes place during Banned Book Week an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. We will discuss Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. $5 for the event, snack provided.

Banned in Ireland when it first appeared in 1932, and removed from shelves and objected to ever since, Brave New World is still making waves today. Readers protest this dystopian novel’s sexually explicit scenes, “offensive” language and “insensitivity.” Share your thoughts on this classic and its place in our history and society.

San Diego Writers, Ink Presents a Very Special Banned Books Reading

San Diego Writers, Ink Presents a Very Special Banned Books Reading

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Lestat’s West – 3343 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Join us as we celebrate the freedom to read. In honor of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, San Diego Writers, Ink is planning a very special Banned Books Reading on September 26, 2019, at Lestat’s West at 3343 Adams Avenue in San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood. The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and the cost is only $5.00.

This year’s event will feature Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter, founders of the fabulous Write Out Loud. Write Out Loud was founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge, and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience. There will be readings from a curated selection of books that have been challenged and/or banned over the years. A highlight of the evening will be a lively tribute to A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. Introduced by John Oliver on his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver—published last year in response to the release of Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, written by Second Daughter Charlotte Pence and illustrated by Second Lady Karen Pence—the children’s book was the second most challenged book of 2018. The tribute will feature a special appearance by Marlon Bundo himself (well, okay, a man dressed in a custom-made bunny suit). At the end of the evening, the entire audience will participate in a ritual lighting ceremony as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to keep the light on so that everyone can enjoy the freedom to read.

Hosts for the evening will be Judy Reeves and Steve Montgomery. Judy Reeves (www.judyreeveswriter.com) is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days, named “Best Nonfiction” by the San Diego Book Awards; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit; The Writer’s Retreat Kit, and most recently, Wild Women, Wild Voices. Co-founder of San Diego Writers, Ink, Judy has been leading community-based writing practice groups for more than twenty-five years, and teaches at writing conferences internationally. Steve Montgomery (www.stevenlmontgomery.com) is, with Judy Reeves, co-facilitator of Thursday Writers, a weekly drop-in writing practice group in San Diego. In his career as a public school teacher-librarian, Steve has been deeply involved in the American Library Association’s efforts to educate the public about nationwide efforts to ban or censor books in school and public libraries. Steve’s work has been published in several anthologies, including SDWI’s A Year in Ink.

San Diego Writers, Ink (SDWI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary organization dedicated to nurturing writers and fostering San Diego’s literary community through classes, groups, workshops, readings, and other literary events throughout San Diego County. www.sandiegowriters.org

Banned Books Week Celebration at Hooray For Books!

Every year, we’re excited to join book lovers from across Virginia to celebrate the freedom to read and call attention to the wealth of creativity that is stifled when books are forbidden from library shelves.

This year’s Banned Books Week is from Sept. 22 – Sept. 28, but the fight for intellectual freedom takes place every day in every county in Virginia. That’s why we’re joining hands with independent bookstores across the Commonwealth to celebrate Banned Books Week and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Join us at Hooray For Books! on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. to reflect on the freedom to read and take a stand against the government’s attempt to stifle speech and control what we should read, think, and value.

Our attorney Nicole Tortoriello will be there to talk about government censorship, what it looks like in public schools and public libraries, and what you can do about it. Additionally, we will discuss efforts to ban books in prisons and jails in Virginia and how you can help expand access to books behind bars.

Come have a chat with us and take home some swag!

Banned Books Bash

A slightly raucous variety show celebrating the right to read whatever we please!

In conjunction with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, and presented with PEN America, the Banned Books Bash is a fun, nerdy reminder that books need champions, and libraries feed democracy.

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 PM
Spider House Ballroom

Hosted by the marvelous Evan Narcisse, writer for Marvel’s Black Panther Series

Also Featuring

An homage to Toni Morrison with Dr. Jennifer Wilks
Drag Queen Storytime with Ms. Anne Thrope
Comic Code & Teen Delinquency with Michael Conrad
A Toast to Rabble Rouser Molly Ivins with The Texas Observer

Plus!

Banned songs by the Ukeladies and the Tramps
Banned books poems by Typewriter Rodeo
Banned books trivia & prizes

$15 tickets include one tasty drink & delicious, light bites. Purchase tickets here!

Collin College’s 7th Annual Celebration of the Freedom to Read

Please join us for Collin College’s annual Banned Books Week celebration, a fun, interactive event with faculty and student readings of challenged, banned, and/or censored works and an exciting trivia competition with trophies and some fabulous prizes and trophies. This year there will also be a special dance performance by the Collin Dance Ensemble entitled, “Censorship is a Beast,” choreographed by Dance Professor Tiffanee Arnold!  Pizza will be served.  All are invited and welcome.  Free admission.

For more information, please contact Dr. Diana C. Gingo, Collin College’s Banned Books Week Committee Chair at dgingo@collin.edu.

Desert Island Books: Banned Books

The theme of the event is Banned Books and this is defined as books that have been banned, censored or challenged.

In Desert Island Books, panel members select one or more books on the event theme plus a ‘wild card’, being a book that they have enjoyed and would recommend to others.

The panel comprises:

  • Philip Kent (Director of Library Services & University Librarian, University of Bristol)
  • Professor Madhu Krishnan (Professor of African, World & Comparative Literatures, University of Bristol)
  • Jari Moate (Writer & Founder of Bristol Festival of Literature)

The event starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm

Banned Books Week Read Aloud

(Adults and teens ages 15+) Join us in reading passages and sharing the history from your favorite banned or challenged books.

Banned Books Week Trivia

Join the ACLU of Iowa and the Iowa Library Association in celebrating our First Amendment rights and freedom to information! The questions will include a wide range of topics, but you don’t need to be a censorship expert to join and win fun prizes.

All proceeds benefit the ACLU of Iowa and the ILA in their work to protect free speech rights and bring raw attention to the harmful effects of censorship.

✔️ Tickets are $10 per person at the door (cash or card)
✔️ Four people max per team

Since 515 Brewing does not serve food, we encourage everyone to bring in outside food or order it to be delivered if they want.

Banned Books Celebration

Join us for an event celebrating banned books it the Christopher Center Community Room on Monday, September 23rd at 7 pm.  There will be readings from banned books, discussions about censorship and privacy, as well as related activities like blackout poetry.  Coffee and cookies will also be provided.  Censorship leaves us in the dark, so keep the the light on!

Banned Books Film: The Giver

In celebration of Banned Books Week, join us for a screening of “The Giver” based on the book by Lois Lowry. Film is Rated PG-13

The Giver: Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) lives in a seemingly idyllic world of conformity and contentment. When he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), an old man who is the sole keeper of the community’s memories, Jonas discovers the dangerous truths of his community’s secret past. Armed with the power of knowledge, Jonas realizes that he must escape from their world to protect himself and those he loves — a challenge no one has ever completed successfully.

Banned Books Live! 2019

During Banned Books Week, join us for an evening of forbidden knowledge in books censored in the US in 2018. Stage actors from Write Out Loud and more will perform live readings from selected books marked with the scarlet letter of censorship.  Join us for an entertaining evening of bacchanal revelry in the written word. Excerpts from the work of Toni Morrison will also be performed. Community readers are invited to read with us at the 8th Annual Banned Books Read-A-Thon earlier in the day.  And while you’re here, check out the historical banned books displays on the 1st and 2nd floors. Banned Books Week’s objective is to help raise awareness regarding the censorship of books in the US. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.

Rayceen’s Reading Room

Team Rayceen presents Rayceen’s Reading Room

Hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis

Kickoff event for Banned Books Week

Featuring authors, poets, comedians, and more

Free and open to the public!

Please check @TeamRayceen on social media for announcements about guests and performers.

This event will take place in the newly renovated Cleveland Park Library, in the community room, directly across from the main entrance on Connecticut Avenue NW. Doors to the community room will open by 6pm and the program will begin at 7pm. For more information about Cleveland Park Library, please visit their website: https://www.dclibrary.org/clevelandpark

This event will be live and uncensored.

www.TeamRayceen.eventbrite.com

Banned Books Trivia

Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, is September 22-28, 2019. As part of the week’s activities, ACLU Montana, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf, and MSU Library partner to host Banned Book Trivia at Spectators Bar and Grill.

Mary Ann Hansen of MSU Library will MC the event, and Chrysti the Wordsmith and Bozeman High School English teacher Heidi Robison will co-host. Individuals and teams of up to four people may compete and prizes will be awarded. All participants are encouraged to come up with a team name and costumes – there will be a prize for best spirit.

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For additional information, call 406-994-6857.

Intellectual Freedom Fest

Learn about intellectual freedoms, banned books week and censorship at this fun festival. Meet local authors, view the banned books week art exhibit, create a “Read Magazine” cover and more!

Open to the public.

 

8th Annual Banned Books Week Read-Aloud Read-a-Thon

Commemorate Banned Books Week, and join San Diego Public Library staff and community readers for the library’s annual Read-Aloud Read-a-thon. A new book and a new reader every 15-30 minutes. All are also invited to Banned Books Live! 2019, an entertaining evening of stage readings from censored books by actors from Write Out Loud, starting at 6:30pm. And while you’re here check out the historical banned books displays on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library. Banned Books Week’s objective is to help awareness regarding the censorship of books in the US. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.

Banned Books Display

Display of different banned or censored books will be displayed in public library lobby in order to introduce readers to freedom to read.

Make Banned Art: Banned Books Library Zine

Celebrate your freedom to read with the Library’s first collaborative zine created by You during Banned Books Week.

Join us all week at the Columbia Pike Branch Library to be a part of the one-of-a-kind library zine. Add your favorite quote, draw the cover, color or collage about your favorite banned book or banned author. All supplies provided; all ages encouraged! Finished pages will be collected and turned into a one of a kind, community zine distributed for free at the Columbia Pike Branch.

A zine is a self-published, DIY magazine usually reproduced by a photocopier and distributed freely. Zines became popular from the amateur press and avant-garde movements as a way to amplify previously marginalized voices. Zines can be comics, handwritten poems, a political collage or a personal story.

Don’t know where to start? RSVP for our Banned Books: Zine Workshop on Monday, Sept. 23 to understand zine basics and history of this unique artform.

2019 Book Fair & Brunch

Celebrate Richmond’s independent book stores at Blue Bee Cider’s third annual Book Fair & Brunch! Peruse reading selections and chat with our friends from Black Swan Books, Book People Richmond, Chop Suey Books, and Fountain Bookstore, Inc. Learn about local adult literacy efforts by The READ Center, and discuss Banned Books Week with the ACLU of Virginia.

Enjoy live readings by James River Writers (1 p.m.) and River City Poets (3 p.m.), with brunch fare from Cafe Zata. Cheers!

A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIME – MWM Equinox Colloquium – Library Events at The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIMEFrom The Grimoire To The Bodice Ripper: Discover ancient magical texts subverted as evidence in early witch trials, unpublished transcriptions of conversations with angels, alchemic formulae, works of occult philosophy and novels so racy and depraved they were banned from sale on the Paris Metro: welcome to The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic’s Banned Books Week event for 2019. A full programme of events is on our website.

Attend in person: 21st & 22nd September 2019: at The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK. The MWM presents its first ever autumn equinox conference: The MWM Equinox Colloquium, with talks, walks, plays, books! A Yale University Press book launch event for CURSED BRITAIN, by Dr Thomas Waters, plus a series of talks on Accusation & Persecution.

Listen for Free: Tune in nightly to A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIME, nightly webcasts from our Library at 10PM UK time. 

  • The Axiom of Maria
  • The Sworn Book of Honorius
  • The Key of Solomon
  • Occult Philosophia – Heinrich Agrippa
  • John Dee – published and unpublished texts
  • Aleister Crowley: The Banned Lecture – A discussion
  • Là Bas – Huysman

Banned Book Discussion at 2nd Bridge Brewing: Fahrenheit 451

Bring a friend & a snack, grab a delicious beer, and chat!

Join our Pints & Pages Book Club on Thursday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. at 2nd Bridge Brewing Company to discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury!
We’ll discuss this classic in honor of Banned Books Week. Free Banned Books swag, too!

Make Your Own Light-Up Notebook!

Censorship leaves us in the dark, so we are keeping the light on with our Adult/Teen September craft! In preparation for Banned Books Week we will be making light-up notebooks with LED lights and paper circuits, so you will always have a space for your ideas.

This is a part of the Los Altos Library monthly Adult/Teen craft program. All supplies are provided and no registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

Banned Books Week Display

Visit the Winhall Memorial Library’s annual Banned Books Display. In addition to books that have been challenged or banned in the past, we also have all eleven of the top books challenged or banned in 2018. Stop by to borrow a banned book!

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Drag Queen Story Hour in San Francisco!

What better way to celebrate Banned Books Week than with Drag Queen Story Hour! The Banned Books Week Coalition presents this special event on September 28 at The Bindery (1727 Haight Street, San Francisco), The Booksmith’s multi-purpose events space.

Join some of San Francisco’s most glamorous drag queens as they read challenged and banned picture books to entertain children of all ages! Doors will open at 2:00 p.m., with the reading to start at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but priority will be given to parents with their children.

Drag Queen Story Hour, which presents readings and workshops to kids of all ages in public libraries, has faced repeated challenges to its programming across the country in the past two years. By partnering with the Banned Books Week Coalition, both organizations aim to highlight the real dangers of allowing stories — and the real lives they represent — to be erased. Telling kids and readers of all ages which stories are valuable and which are not can have lasting and devastating effects. The September 28 event is a celebration of expression, inclusion, and diversity.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries — challenges that still happen today! The 2019 celebration will be held September 22 – 28. The theme of this year’s event proclaims “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” urging everyone to “Keep the Light On.”

LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books are among the most challenged and banned titles each year. In the last few years, acclaimed picture books like A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss and EG Keller; This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten; And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson, and Henry Cole; and I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, and Shelagh McNicholas have appeared on the annual Top 10 Most Challenged Books List from American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Join Banned Books Week and Drag Queen Story Hour at The Bindery in San Francisco for a fabulous celebration of reading, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., September 28! The event also features facepainting for kids and a cash bar serving beer, wine, and cocktails for anyone 21+. RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1093204637543051/

Find Banned Books Week events around the world at https://bannedbooksweek.org/events/

Learn more about the most challenged books at ala.org/bbooks/top

ABOUT THE BANNED BOOKS WEEK COALITION

The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.

The Banned Books Week Coalition includes American Booksellers Association; American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of University Presses; Authors Guild; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; Dramatists Legal Defense Fund; Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Freedom to Read Foundation; Index on Censorship; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; PEN America; People For the American Way Foundation; and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Banned Books Week also receives generous support from DKT Liberty Project and Penguin Random House.

https://bannedbooksweek.org/

https://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek/

Twitter: @BannedBooksWeek

ABOUT DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

Drag Queen Story Hour/SF (DQSH/SF) contracts with professional drag queens who are experienced youth performers and educators. They capture the imagination and gender play of childhood and give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models, all while promoting early childhood education and inclusive family programming. In spaces we create, kids are able to see beyond gender restrictions and imagine a world where everybody is safe and welcome and dress up is real. DQSH Queens are ambassadors for equity diversity and inclusion in family programming. Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in L.A., New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the country and the world!

https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/

https://www.facebook.com/dragqueenstoryhour/

https://www.instagram.com/dragqueenstoryhour/?hl=en

ABOUT THE BINDERY

The Bindery is a multi-purpose events space and bookstore, a satellite project of independent bookstore and San Francisco legacy business The Booksmith. The events parlor has a beer, wine, and cocktail bar and hosts all manner of events, literary and otherwise, public and private. It’s home to the experimental keystone, The Arcana Project: a deep, highly inclusive array of books — fiction and nonfiction, from all over the world — presented in chronological order by the date they were written.

https://www.booksmith.com/Bindery

https://www.facebook.com/TheBinderySF/

https://www.instagram.com/thebinderysf/

Banning Books: Understanding Without Reading

Banning Books: Understanding without Reading

An Exhibition by Matthew Peter Nagowski

Opening Reception Friday, September 6th, 5-9pm

The Western New York Book Arts Center presents an exhibition by WNY artist Matthew Peter Nagowski, on view September 6 – September 28, 2019. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held Friday, September 6th from 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Banning Books: Understanding without Reading is an exhibition presenting frequently banned or challenged books through textual analysis and data abstractions of their content. Using the computer programming language Processing, Nagowski analyzes and visualizes selected content from these books in a way that allows the viewer to understand key ideas without reading the text. Narrative elements fall away to abstracted thematic forms.

For the curatorial statement of the exhibition, Nagowski invited local poet Noah Falck to pen a prose poem reflecting on the work. Falck will give a reading of his poem at 7PM on the night of the opening.

“Books bring us to universes that are not our own. Reading offers a uniquely immersive experience to expand our human understandings, facilitating a dialogue on enduring topics of the human condition. Like a journey to a foreign land, readers return from their adventure forever changed,” Nagowski says.

This exhibition is in celebration of Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019), an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

Matthew Peter Nagowski is a Buffalo-based artist and data scientist. Employing his background in statistics, programming, and data visualization, his art mediates the boundaries between empirical understanding and aesthetic- emotional reactions. His work has been included in The Public and has been shown at such galleries as Artspace Buffalo, Big Orbit Gallery, Cornell in Buffalo, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Nagowski will also host an Artist Lecture and Processing Code Demonstration on September 28, $5 or FREE for Book Arts Members.

REGISTER FOR THE ARTIST LECTURE HERE

Speaking Out: Voicing Movements in the Face of Censorship

Whether focused on race, gender equality, sexual orientation, or mental health, movements are growing at a rapid speed due to digital media, demonstrations, and published works. Yet the growth and prevalence of advocacy can make it easy to forget that these voices rose above their silencers’ attempt at censorship.

Join the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, SAGE Publishing, and Index on Censorship for “Speak Out: Voicing Movements in the Face of Censorship.” In this Banned Books Week webinar, authors will engage in conversation on writing, activism, and speaking out. How have they used their words to speak out about something that has been silenced? What is the difference between being a voice of and for a movement? And what will it take for America to be censorship free in both oral and written word?

Our featured speakers include:

  • Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of various fiction works including Little & Lion, a story that touches on the intersection of race, sexuality, and religion
  • Alex Gino, author of George, an award-winning and heartwarming middle grade book about a transgender girl
  • Marni Brown, acclaimed author of Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings, a textbook lauded for its intersectional framework, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College

The webinar will be moderated by Jemimah Steinfield, Deputy Editor of the award-winning Index on Censorship magazine.

Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6749024865921094915