Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom we have in the U.S. to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Unfortunately, not everyone has this right; there are currently many authors around the world who have been imprisoned, or whose lives have been threatened, because of their writings. Check out this slide … Read the rest
According to the American Library Assocation,
Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information. See Notable First Amendment Cases.
Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful. As John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty:
If all mankind minus one,
Like writing poems or short stories? Maybe you’re working on a novel or play. Or maybe you’ve always been curious but have only ever written academic papers before.
Please join Ruff Writers, the creative writing club on campus, for its first meeting today, Thursday, September 30th, at 4pm in the library’s large study room. (This is on … Read the rest
If not, here’s your chance! The VWCC Edible Book Festival is coming to the Brown Library, main floor, on April 13, 2010.
The Culinary Arts students will produce edible creations with … Read the rest
Stand up for your right to read!
The new Banned Book Club’s first selection is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Ms. Roy faced an obscenity trial in her native India for this, her first novel. She also won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction. To learn more about the book and the controversy … Read the rest