Celebrate Banned Books Week at CCU on Thursday, September 29th

photo by flickr member DML East Branch

In celebration of the right to express opinions, even if ithey are unpopular or unorthodox, Banned Books Week highlights literature that was banned or restricted due to its content.  Coastal Carolina University is hosting a Banned Books Read-Out on Thursday, September 29, 2011.

During the Read-Out students will recite passages from popular banned books such as To Kill a Mockingbird and the Harry Potter series.  Banned music will also be featured and a short film about censorship will be shown. 

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts on the Coastal Carolina University Campus. No ticket is required and admission is free.  You can click here for a campus map.

The Read-Out is a national event.  Even if you're unable to attend one locally, you're invited to create a video of yourself reading from a banned book and posting it to the Banned Books Week's National Read-Out YouTube Channel.  For necessary criteria and instructions on uploading a video, click here.

For more information about Banned Books Week, check out this link to the American Library Association's site.  For a list of banned book, click here.

 Here is a video of a banned book being read.  Seems okay to me.