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DePaul to celebrate Banned Books Week

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(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
This year, DePaul has again teamed with City Lit Theater to bring Books on the Chopping Block​ to campus in celebration of Banned Books Week. The event, hosted on Friday, Sept. 28, is free and open to all members of the university community.

Books on the Chopping Block is a performance of dramatic readings of short excerpts taken from 10 of the most frequently challenged books in America. This year’s performance features readings from books including “Thirteen Reasons Why,” “The Kite Runner,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” During the event, attendees also can make buttons of their favorite banned books, enter a giveaway and participate in a Q&A with City Lit performers.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, the nation-wide event highlights the benefits of free and open access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship.

Books on the Chopping Block
Friday, Sept. 28
1 p.m.
John T. Richardson Library, room 115​​​​​​