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Banned Books Read-Out to be Held Sept. 28

Added on: September 21, 2011

Banned Books WeekMACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will celebrate the freedom to read during the annual Banned Books Week, September 24–October 1. The public is invited to join UMM faculty, staff, and students from 4–5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 for a Banned Books Read-Out in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. Participants will read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. The event highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For more information, contact Gerard NeCastro at 255-1293.

 


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