Celebrate the Freedom to Read at the Banned Books Read Out

Posted on 9/20/2017 11:24:46 AM

Cartoon Image of a person with a raised, victorious fist reading a book, The phrases Words have Power and Read a Banned Book are highlighted. In the background, other words and phrases are  listed including foster empathy, engage readers, heal,  build communities, challenge censorship, open doors to literary worlds, unite, cross borders, encourage conversations, change lives, inspire creativity, advocate, inform, empower, and enlighten minds

The IUP English Department, in partnership with IUP Libraries, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the English Graduate Organization, will host a Banned Books Read Out in Stapleton Library from 12:00–1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

Read Out celebrates the freedom to read and brings awareness to ongoing issues of literary censorship. Students, staff, faculty, and the community are invited to attend. Join us to read out favorite passages from banned books, or simply to listen and learn about the censorship issues that affect us all. Student-selected passages will be prepared for anyone interested in reading. 

Join us for refreshments and a lively celebration of our freedom to read. For more information, check out the EGO and IUP Libraries Facebook pages, the Banned Books Week website, or e-mail Tanya Heflin at  heflin@iup.edu.