- AT THE POETRY CENTER
- K12 EDUCATION
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** THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT THE POETRY CENTER **
Join us for a reading and discussion by Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz, and Helena María Viramontes to mark the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association. The event takes place in the University of Arizona’s Modern Languages Building Auditorium (Room 350) and is free and open to the public.
“Liberating Literature” is this year’s theme for Banned Books Week, a national event. Cisneros, Muñoz, and Viramontes will share their thoughts and creative work in a celebration of the freedom to read and the empowering potential of the written word. The authors will address these vital questions: How does access to new ideas strengthen the bonds of community? How vital can literature be as a tool to free ourselves of cultural misunderstandings?
This event is a College of Humanities and Department of English initiative with generous support from other units on campus including the Poetry Center, Department of Mexican American Studies, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Institute for LGBT Studies, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Sonora Review, UA Letterpress Lab, and the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. Community Cosponsors include the Pima County Public Library, Literacy Connects, Kore Press, Bookmans, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS), Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), City of Tucson Human Relations Commission, and The Book Art Collective.