Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Banned Books 2012

About sixty gather to listen to banned and challenged books
The sixteenth annual Banned Books reading took place last night, Tuesday, October 2, between 7 and 8 PM. A crowd  enjoyed personal stories related to the readers' choices, and the event was followed by some good conversation about the readings.

The lineup for the evening: 

Ms. Crystal Stuck, Children’s Librarian, St. Joseph Public Library
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ms. Dee Anna Kelly, Prairie Lands Writing Project  
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens   
KNPN's Bob Heater tells about his high school reading choices

Mr. Bob Heater, News Anchor, KNPN
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren    

Dr. Jeff Woodford, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MWSU
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

Ms. Jessica Stewart, Reporter and Photographer, St. Joseph News-Press
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Teddi Deka talks about what historical fiction can do

Mr. Eric Williams, President of the student chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (SNCTE)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Dr. Teddi Deka, Director of the University Honors Program and Professor of Psychology, MWSU
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Ms. Jeanie Manning, Director of Developmental Reading, MWSU
Dana Andrews reads about Holden's trouble catching them in the rye.
Mr. Dana Andrews, Instructor of English, MWSU
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

 We hope to see you at next year's reading. The host promises to have new introductory jokes.

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