Banned Books Week with Comics!

Sept 21-27 is Banned Books Week where we celebrate banned books and the freedom to read. This year there is a focus on Banned Comics and Graphic Novels in conjunction with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, on organization that helps fight for the rights of comic book creators, readers and distributors. Here’s a link to their Banned Book Week Handbook:

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/node/3236

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Utah Humanities Book Festival

Time again for the Utah Humanities Council’s Book Festival running roughly from September 17 to October 31, throughout the state.  Notable September events happening in Salt Lake City are:

Sept 18 (7:00 PM), 19th (12:00 PM) Frank Bidart at The Art Barn (54 Finch Lane)       Sept 25 @ 7:00 PM Anthony Doerr at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan                                                                                                             Sept 26 @ 7:00 PM Maggie Nelson at Westminster College in the Gore Business School Auditorium (1840 South 1300 East)                                                                    and Sept 28 @ 3:00 PM Michael Homer at the Mariott Library on the University of Utah Campus in the Gould Auditorium (295 South 1500 East)

for more information about the festival and to download a pdf of the program go to: http://www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm