You can't read THAT!

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Butler's Pantry

The annual week for commemorating banned books is in September.  So for our September event, let's read books that have been censored or challenged for use in schools and elsewhere. (The list is longer than you may think:  even My Friend Flicka was challenged because it described a dog as a "hunting bitch.") We can also read writing that's about censorship, like Nineteen Eighty-Four or the book-burning scene in Don Quixote.

Here are two links to lists of the most frequently censored and challenged books:

As usual, if  you want to read something off-topic or you'd rather just listen, that's OK with us.  And if you want to read your own writing, so much the better!

Butler's Pantry is in Mirvish Village, just southwest of Honest Ed's, near the Bathurst subway station.


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  • Steve

    For Joel and for John,
    I hope you got my personal emails.

    September 15, 2013

  • John H.

    I'm hoping to read one of my own stories, though it hasn't been banned (or published) by anyone - I guess non-publication is a kind of ban.

    We'll see how much the group wants to hear -

    Cheers !

    September 13, 2013

  • David M

    Sincere regret James and to everyone else. Surprise visitors from Cleveland knocked on my door. Sad to miss as my sister had let me borrow A Jest of God for tomorrow.

    September 13, 2013

  • H.R

    Pretty interesting lists, although I am not sure how I feel about seeing Madonna and Mark Twain on the same list of authors.
    This is a great idea.

    September 8, 2013

  • heather

    Hi James,

    I was looking forward to your group, but I just realized that 2 TIFF choices are getting in the way. I look forward to the next one very much.


    August 28, 2013

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