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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week, taking place September 21-27, celebrates the freedom to read by drawing attention to instances where that freedom is challenged. This year’s events explore censorship and expression in comic books and graphic novels. Throughout the week, the Library will host displays and post information related to censorship across all forms of media. In addition, the Library will be hosting two events: a panel discussion and comics creation workshop.

The panel, titled “Comics, Censorship, and Freedom of Expression,” will take place on Tuesday, September 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Schulz 3001. Award-winning cartoonist Brian Fies, Director of the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies Heidi LaMoreaux, and owner of local comic shop The Comic Book Box and 2014 Eisner Awards judge Kathy Bottarini will come together to talk about the history of censorship in comics and its impact on how stories are told.

The comic workshop, “Create Comics: Tell Your Story in Words and Pictures,” will take place on Friday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m. in Schulz 2016A. This workshop will explore cartooning techniques and allow participants the chance to tell their personal stories and create their own minicomics.

Earlier Event: September 20
Dog Play Day
Later Event: September 22
Re-Dedication of International Hall