Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom

Join us for “Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom” on Saturday, October 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Clark County Library. This third annual installment of “Uncensored Voices” features dramatic readings and an interactive discussion with experts on literary censorship in the United States, on the Internet and around the world, all in recognition of National Banned Books Week. Moderated by Las Vegas Review-Journal Political Columnist Steve Sebelius, the event features Eva Galperin, International Freedom of Expression Coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Professor Jeanne Price, director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the William S. Boyd School of Law; Auggie Romero, ACLU of Arizona Board Member and activist; and self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, leader of Librotraficante, the underground library movement.

This Vegas Valley Book Festival pre-event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the program and books will be available for sale at the door. For more information, call 507-3459. Support is provided by ACLU of Nevada.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, scheduled for November 1-3, 2012, is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; AIGA, Las Vegas Chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; and Nevada Humanities, a festival Founder.

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