Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sigma Tau Delta Celebrates National Book Banning Week

National Book Banning Week was September 29th through October 6th. Sigma Tau Delta and Phi Alpha Theta hosted events in the Auraria Library during that time. There were smut readings, discussions and informative displays that educated the public about banned books. A large poster was placed in the library for others to look at which featured quotes and informative tidbits about bookbanning.

For more information about book banning week in general, visit The American Library Association and don't forget to read a banned book!

Pictures from the event follow. All photos were taken by Tameca L Coleman.

Jennifer Goodland listens to a presentation at one of the book banning week events.

Marianne Goodland speaks to a group of students about her personal experiences with the "free" press, and how she had to fight to keep her notes and resources from a subpoena.

Christine Dupont-Patz, M.A., Instructor of Art History reading from Judy Blume's book Forever at the Smut Reads event.

Passersby reading quotes and information about book banning on the poster display (designed and compiled by Stephanie Guerra).

Pat Yarrow reading from Mark Twain's Letters from the Earth at the Smut Reads event.

Local poet, Aimee Herman, reading her erotic poetry at the Smut Reads.

Professor Anthony Guilbert reading Walt Whitman at the Smut Reads.

Professor Rebecca Gorman reading Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman.

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