in conjunction with the world premiere of Alabama Story
Saturday, January 17, Salt Lake City, UT
co-sponsored by the Utah Library Association and University of Utah Marriott Library
2014: FTRF45 Kick-off
On November 20, 2014 author Chris Crutcher, professor Emily Knox, and several FTRF leaders gathered to kick off the FTRF45 celebrationFTRF45 celebration. This event was recorded and is available below.
On October 24, FTRF co-sponsored this event with Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The featured speaker was Chicago author Sara Paretsky; her talk was entitled "Another Turn of the Screw”.
2012: Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Reception
On September 21, FTRF hosted a Cocktail Reception in conjunction with the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Kansas City, MO. See photos from the event on our Facebook page!
2012: "Perks of Being a Wallflower" Advance Screening
ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
June 25, 2012
Stephen Chbosky joined a full house at an exclusive advance screening of the much anticipated movie, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," based on his critically acclaimed banned/challenged novel. The fim features Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd and was released October 5, 2012. Following the screening was a Q&A with Stephen Chbosky, who also signed copies of the book.
2012: Philly Meet & Greet
In conjunction with the 2012 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia March 15, 2012
2012: Freedom to Read Foundation 6th Annual Banned/Challenged Author Event - Dallas, TX
Featuring John Green, bestselling author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars
Sunday, January 22, 2012
2010: FTRF 5th Annual Banned/Challenged Author Event - Boston, MA
Featuring Lesléa Newman (Heather Has Two Mommies) and Michael Willhoite (Daddy’s Roommate)
View the video of the event, which includes a keynote address by Scott Turow, as well as the presentation of the Founder's Award by Judy Blume, the Civic Achievement Award, and the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award: