Friday, October 1, 2010

Banned Books 2010

About two thousand people (Okay, maybe only seventy people with large auras) gathered this past Wednesday evening in recognition of American Library Association's Banned Books Week and read from some materials previously considered armed and dangerous.

Readers & Books:
Ms. Sarah Lawson, Anchor and Producer, News-Press 3 Now read from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain;
Mr. John Minnick, Member of the Prairie Lands Writing Project read from And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson;
Dr. Cindy Heider, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, MWSU read poetry by Shel Silverstein; Mr. Steve Silvius, President of the student chapter of the International Reading Association (IRA) read from Hatchet by Gary Paulsen; Ms. Mary Beth Revels, Director of the St. Joseph Public Library read from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Ms. Jessica Wilkinson, President of the student chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (SNCTE) read from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; Dr. Allison Sauls, Chair of the Department of Art, MWSU read "If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso” by Gertrude Stein; and Dr. Cynthia Jenéy, Associate Professor of English, MWSU read from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam
No arrests again this year, though we think that any event that includes lemon bars and iced tea can't be that seditious.

Join us again next year, and bring a date!

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