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'Banned Books Week' observance leads fall 2007 library lecture series

September 7, 2007

Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library will launch its fall 2007 lecture series with an observance of “Banned Books Week,” a nationwide, annual event to promote free expression sponsored by libraries, booksellers, publishers and writers. 

Charles Sligh, professor of English, and Jessica Richard, assistant professor of English, will read passages from books that have been challenged as offensive at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in the atrium at the library.

The series continues Oct. 10, with Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology at Wake Forest and department chairwoman, speaking on “Visibility, Authenticity and Boundaries in Cherokee Language Ideologies” at 3 p.m. in Room 204 at the library.

Matt Johnson, seniorbook conservator at Etherington Conservation Services, will deliver a lecture titled “A Massive Undertaking: The Conservation of the N.C. Museum of Art’s Audubon Folios” at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 204 at the library.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call (336) 758-4713.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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