Read Dangerously: A Day with Banned Books

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston

Books get banned every day.

Sometimes the reasons are political. Sometimes the reasons are social. Sometimes books are banned unread simply because of dangerous content they supposedly contain. In our free society, banning books should be unacceptable. But it happens all the time.

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week, and Brazos Bookstore is doing its part with Read Dangerously: A Day with Banned Books. This event is a partnership of Brazos Bookstore, Spindletop/Workhorse, and Gulf Coast.

From 2pm to 6pm, a letterpress printing demonstration will be on-site at Brazos. Decode censored messages with special 3D-style glasses created by Houston-based graphic designer Spindletop Design and letterpress printer Workhorse Printmakers! These will be beautiful, limited edition items, and they’ll be for sale. You’ll want to swing by and pick one up for sure.

Then, starting at 6pm, we will have a banned books reading, co-sponsored by Gulf Coast, University of Houston’s legendary literary journal. The reading will feature members of the Gulf Coast staff, University of Houston creative writing students, and local literary luminaries sharing passages from their favorite banned books. For this evening program, there will be Saint Arnold beer and Houston Dairymaids snacks!

This is a fun, informal way to draw attention to an important issue. Please join us and make community.