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Creative Dramatics Class Host Banned Books Readings to Raise Awareness of Censorship


(Dover, DE)- September 24th, 2014 at 6:00pm Dr. Anderson’s Creative Dramatics Class will be hosting a banned books reading event in honor of Banned Books Week.  This event will be held in front of the William C. Jason library at Delaware State University to symbolize books being banned in schools and libraries across the country.

Students enrolled in the Creative Dramatics Class will participate in reading a passage from a banned or challenged book, of their choice, while giving facts on why the book has been banned.  Members of the audience will be given a chance to participate in the reading of a banned book during an open mic portion of the event.  After all students have read their selection, the floor will be opened by Dr. Anderson for the audience to share their readings.

Banned Books Week is an annual event coordinated by the American Library Association to celebrate the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.