[Libs-Or] To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature
JThompson at ci.tualatin.or.us
Wed Sep 12 16:31:10 PDT 2012
Tualatin Public Library will be hosting the following program about censorship. Librarians and others interested in literature are invited to join us for what's sure to be an interesting discussion.
To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature
Tuesday, October 2, 7 pm
Tualatin Public Library Community Room
Recent efforts to remove the "n" word in literature-from the new edition of Mark Twain's Huck Finn in which the word is changed to "slave" to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone because of what some considered offensive language-raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing? Should accommodations be made considering the difference between a character's and author's point of view? Reed College professor Pancho Savery will facilitate a discussion that examines these questions, as well as how language is used in Twain's and Wilson's texts. This free program-part of Oregon Humanities' Conversation Project-is presented in honor of Banned Books Week.
Tualatin Public Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin, Oregon. For more information, visit our website: www.tualatinoregon.gov/library<http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library>.
Jerianne Thompson, Public Services Supervisor
Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062
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