It’s Banned Books Week and the Vermont ACLU is recognizing the occasion by hosting “a celebration of literature that features noted Vermont writers reading from works of literature that have been subjected to bans, or whose authors were barred from the U.S. because of their political viewpoints.”
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Norwich on Wednesday evening (7PM at the Norwich Congregational Church).
Featured readers include Emily Bernard, Tom Bodett, Jody Gladding, David Goodman, Garret Keizer, Karen Hesse, Galway Kinnell, Willem Lange, David Macaulay, Ron Powers, Sarah Strohmeyer, Catherine Tudish, and Naima K. Wade.
These writers will be reading selections from the likes of Maya Angelou, Carlos Fuentes, Emma Goldman, Farley Mowat, George Orwell, Pablo Neruda, Katherine Paterson, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, and Alice Walker.
I have to teach my class on Wednesday night or I’d make the drive down for this. If you go, let me know what you think!