Ottawa celebrates Freedom to Read Week 2010 with a round table about censorship! Special guests:
- Alan Cumyn, author of The Famished Lover and other books for adults and children, first vice chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and past chair of the writers in prison committee of PEN Canada.
- Diana Pepall, Collection Management, Ottawa Public Library.
- Evan May, doctoral candidate, Department of History, Concordia University (Thesis title: For the Good Order to be had thereby: Civic Archives and the Creation of Conformity in Late Medieval London, c. 1475-1525).
After the round table, join us for a banned book pub quiz, impassioned readings, and to release some banned books into the wild (via BookCrossing.com). Bring your favourite banned book to read from or
to give away with a BookCrossing ID tag!
date: Monday, February 22nd, 6 pm – 10 pm
where: Round table: Room 211, Morisset Library, University of Ottawa; retiring afterwards to the Royal Oak, 161 Laurier Ave. E. for pub quiz and book exchange.
cost: LANCR members, students, and University cardholders: $5; General admission: $8
Share this event with your colleagues by printing and posting this nifty bilingual ad: Freedom to read week 2010!
This event is co-hosted by LANCR and the Department of English, Ottawa University.