Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Celebrating Banned Books in NOLA

Please join us at we celebrate BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2008!

When: Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street - Voodoo Garden
Why: To celebrate the FREEDOM TO READ!

Featured speakers include author Ethan Clarke (Leaning With Intent to Fall), Ted OʼBrien (New Orleans Noir), and Stephen Rae (Spring 2009 release of Finn McCoolʼs Football Club), Winter Randall, Executive Director of the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellerʼs Association, and Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana.

Members of the community are invited to participate. There will be a sign-up sheet for audience members to sign up and read from their favorite Banned Book. We ask that you read for no more than five minutes, and please remember to speak about why this book is important to you. (Of course, please bring the book you want to read from!!!!) We think this will be a great component to the event, and allow for much more community participation. So come and be prepared to read.

Personally, my favorite "Banned Book" is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The irony is almost too much.

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