Every year during Banned Books Week, libraries, publishers, and booksellers highlight the very real threat to our freedom to read. The Newport Public Library will recognize Banned Books Week this year with a program on censorship, a book club discussion and film screening of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a display featuring banned and challenged books.
|Photo by Kim Nguyen|
Savery is professor of English, humanities, and American studies at Reed College. He also teaches in Reed’s freshman humanities program on the Ancient Mediterranean World (focusing on Greece, Egypt, Persia, and Rome). For the last eleven years, he has worked with Oregon Humanities on the Humanity in Perspective program.
Savery’s Conversation Project is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.
The library will have buttons and bookmarks to give away during Banned Books Week, while supplies last. Ask for your "I read banned books" button and wear it proudly!