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Conversation Project -- To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature
Event Type:Program for Adults
Location:West Slope Community Library
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
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West Slope Community Library
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503-292-6416

Recent efforts to ban the n-word in literature -- from a recent edition of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn where the word was changed to "slave," to an attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone because of its "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? These are questions that we might ponder during Banned Books Week (September 22-28).

Reed College professor Pancho Savery will facilitate a discussion that examines these questions, as well as their importance beyond conversations about literature.

Sponsored by Oregon Humanities and by The Friends of the West Slope Library.

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project:For more information about this conversation project and Professor Pancho Savery, visit the Oregon Humanities website.
http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/section/conversation-project/#id1062
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