FSU to Host Banned Books Week Read-Out at Strozier Library

By: Florida State University News
By: Florida State University News

Tallahassee, Florida --

Tallahassee’s Mayor John Marks is scheduled to join Florida State University administrators, faculty and students at the university’s annual Banned Books Week Read-Out.

Other readers include:

* Members of the American Library Association Student Chapter

* Anne Rowe (Dean of the Faculties)

* Elaine Treharne (English Professor)

* Wayne Wiegand (Library and Information Studies Professor)

* Kathleen Yancey (English Professor)

* Julia Zimmerman (Dean of University Libraries)

The Read-Out, which is sponsored by the Friends of FSU Libraries and the Dean of FSU Libraries, will be held:


NOON – 1 P.M.



Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the detrimental effects of censorship by spotlighting efforts to ban books across the United States.

Student readings also will be held in front of the Williams Building during the week. In addition, Dirac, Goldstein and Strozier libraries will host exhibits related to Banned Books Week. The Goldstein Library is also hosting film screenings throughout the week in The CAVE, Goldstein's media viewing room.

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