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Banned Books Reading returns to the Q-C Sept. 29


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Posted Online: Sept. 27, 2012, 4:06 pm
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Press release submitted by Midwest Writing Center

WHAT: Banned Books Reading featuring a performance by The Prenzie Players

WHEN: Saturday September 29, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St. Davenport, IA, 3rd Floor Conference Room

The Banned Books Reading Returns to the Quad Cities September 29

The Midwest Writing Center bring to the community a Banned Books Reading to kick off the American Library Association's Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week (BBW) has been observed at the end of September or beginning of October since 1982, celebrating the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those controversial viewpoints to all who wish to read them. Intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. BBW reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

On Saturday, September 29, at 3:00 pm, local writers, artists and thespians will participate a public reading of favorite passages from books, poems and plays that have been frequently contested in the United States. The public is invited to enjoy this special reading, celebrating our freedom to read and intellectual freedom.

As a new feature to the event, local theatre company The Prenzie Players will be performing a scene from Shakespeare's The Tempest, which was recently challenged in Tuscon, AZ. The event is free and to the public; light refreshments will be served.






















 



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