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


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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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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