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Banned Books

Folio champions and defends “the freedom to speak, the freedom to publish, and the freedom to read, as promised by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.” Along with The American Library Association, Folio stands “opposed to censorship and any effort to coerce belief, suppress opinion, or punish those whose expression does not conform to what is deemed orthodox in history, politics, or belief.”

 

We strongly believe that the unfettered exchange of ideas is essential to the preservation of a free and democratic society, and we are committed to programming banned books and authors during banned books week and year round.

  • Freedom to Read with Sabrina Baêta
    Freedom to Read with Sabrina Baêta
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Oct 06
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 06, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 06, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
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  • Book Bans in America with Deb Sica
    Book Bans in America with Deb Sica
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Oct 02
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 02, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 02, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
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  • Censorship in Washington State with Roxana Gomez
    Censorship in Washington State with Roxana Gomez
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Oct 02
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 02, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 02, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • Felice Picano presents SIX STRANGE STORIES: and “H.P. Lovecraft and Time”
    Felice Picano presents SIX STRANGE STORIES: and “H.P. Lovecraft and Time”
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Sep 22
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • How to Get Banned: An LGBTQ Author Panel
    How to Get Banned: An LGBTQ Author Panel
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    Thu, Sep 21
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Sep 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Banned: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom
    Banned: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Sep 19
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • The United States vs. Ulysses
    The United States vs. Ulysses
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Jun 16
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • An Evening with Hamid Ismailov
    An Evening with Hamid Ismailov
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Apr 15
    Seattle
    Apr 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Seattle, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Apr 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Seattle, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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