Monday, February 26th | Doors Open at 5:00pm |7:00—9:00pm Main Event
Memorial Park Library Second Floor Performance Space (Wordfest Engagement Lab)
1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB
Doors will open at 5:00pm with an assortment of “rebel” activities, including readings from banned books and open access to controversial materials. Dare to be a little rebellious. Challenge censorship in our city and across the globe by attending this event.
Books can be dangerous objects. Under their influence, people start to wonder, dream and even think! In 2018 books are still being challenged and there are formal attempts to have books removed from schools and libraries. In celebration of national Freedom to Read Week and our right to create works containing controversial subject matter, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Calgary Public Library andWordfest and are teaming up to present an incendiary and enlightening conversation that will delve into issues of censorship and the controversy surrounding award-winning graphic novel This One Summer by Mariko and JillianTamaki.
Anne Logan will host the conversation. Anne Logan is Past President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Board of Directors and hosts various literary events around the city, including a monthly community book club discussion at the Wordfest Engagement Lab at Memorial Park Library. Anne worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years and loved every minute of it. She now writes for various publications, and is the books columnist for CBC Calgary’s Homestretch. Find her at www.ivereadthis.com.