Texas Banned Books: Questions and Answers (TXBBQ&A)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
At the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) , 2.500
What does “book banning” look like in 2014?
Maley Thompson, of UT's English Department, will moderate an interactive, roundtable discussion between five expert panelists:
• Terri Burke, president of the Texas ACLU
• Tony Diaz, book smuggler with Librotraficante, which brings contraband books back into Arizona
• Owen Egerton, screenwriter, novelist, local activist, and Master Pancake performer
• Dan Murphy, representative of Inside Books, an organization that sends free books to prisoners in Texas
• Dr. Loriene Roy, UT School of Information/ Native American and Indigenous Studies, and former President of the American Library Association.
Audience members are invited to weigh in and share their burning questions about censorship at TXBBQ&A.