Banned Books & Censorship
Imagine for a moment a world where book conversations are silenced.
The Folio Board and Staff stand with the American Library Association in their statement on censorship. We also champion and defend “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 ALA, we also stand “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 agree that the unfettered exchange of ideas is essential to the preservation of a free and democratic society.
Folio begins our new focus on banned books with a Bloomsday celebration featuring a presentation from Kevin Birminghamon the New York Times bestseller The Most Dangerous Book.
Banned Books Week
Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us
Coming September 19
In partnership with the Seattle Public Library presents a panel discussion on censorship and intellectual freedom and the challenges faced by librarians and schools. Hear first hand from challenged authors about their experiences. Audiences will give insights into their own attitudes to censorship. Moderated by Folio librarian Lillian Dabney.