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|Banned Books Week 2013|
Banned Books Week 2013
Banned Books Week 2013 was held September 22–28.
Read more about their grants in our press release.
Each day during Banned Books Week 2013 we profiled one of the Krug Fund grant recipients on the FTRF Blog:
Chris Finan lecture, pub trivia, film festival, and "banned books re-covered" art exhibit
Google Hangout with Mark Vonnegut
Monday post: Gadsden Public Library Foundation (Ala.)
Tuesday post: Yuma County Library District (Ariz.)
Wednesday post: Judith's Reading Room (Penn.)
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi's award-winning graphic novel that was removed from Chicago Public School classes earlier this year - was the theme for "The Emotive Powers of Literature: Celebrating Banned Books Through Dance," an event presented by Judith's Reading Room at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. The event, created in collaboration with Muhlenberg's Six Meters improvisational dance ensemble, focused on Persepolis and 40 other books that have been banned and challenged. There were two performances of this event.
Thursday post: Livingston Parish Library (La.)
Read the Library Director's report on Livingston's Banned Books Week celebration.
Friday post: South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice (Ga.)
Saturday post: Lockport Public Library (La.)
Lockport's events included "pirate radio" broadcasts once a week in September; several art workshops where patrons created paintings, sculptures, posters, and other mixed media art to express their views on censorship and their favorite banned books; a mock trial on Thursday with caged books waiting to be defended or prosecuted; and a freedom to read book walk on Wednesday which featured people with paper chains walking for banned books. There were also various banned book movie adaptation showings.