Article Title

Banned books given voices: Group reads excerpts from challenged literature

Authors

Jennifer Colton

Newspaper

East Oregonian: E.O. (Pendleton)

Date

4-23-2016

Location

Pendleton, Oregon

Photo Description

Photograph of a woman with a microphone reading from a book

Photo Caption

Andrea Simpson reads from "Charlotte's Web" during a banned book reading at the Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center on Wednesday.

Abstract

The Smoke & Mirrors Literary Group presented a Banned Books Reading at the Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center. The event was facilitated by Alison Timmons, of Blue Mountain Community College, as part of their Arts & Culture Festival. Participants read excerpts from challenged books, and the group discussed the history of banned books and the importance of the freedom to read.

Keywords

banned books, censorship, challenges, freedom to read

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