Surprise! Two posts in one day.
I had the pleasure of attending the most amazing event last night put on by our local Booksmart Tulsa group. I had the opportunity to hear the phenomenal Salman Rushdie speak.
Talk about the ultimate way to kick off this week. I applaud the gang at Booksmart Tulsa for pulling off the greatest Banned Books Week event.
I have no idea how they will ever top that.
For some ideas on how you can celebrate this most revered of bookish holidays, check out this excellent blog post.
Here’s a preview:
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) – I looove that they have an office devoted to this! – promotes awareness to book challenges and at the same time celebrates freedom of speech during Banned Books Week, what an awesome thing!
And that week is now. YAY!
For this Travel Tuesday, I am supplying you with fantastic links so you can participate in this great event.
I know, I know…you’re very welcome.
To see the rest of the post (which will show all the fabulous links, as well as a great visual aid depicting last year’s most challenged books) click here.
I’d love to hear about how you’re celebrating and what you’re reading for Banned Books Week, too.
If you’d like some company as you write, please join us each week day morning on Twitter!
I host AM #wordsprints over on the TGNA group Twitter handle @Novel_Adventure from 6-8am CST. We sprint in 20 minute blocks with ten minute breaks in between each session. This season, I’m throwing in some fun challenges each day to keep things interesting.
Hope to see you there!