Banned Books Cafe 3

Held annually to promote the Canadian Charter rights of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression, Freedom to Read Week runs Feb. 21-27 in 2016.

To commemorate the week, the Regina Public Library is holding its third annual Banned Books Cafe. What that involves is local notables reading excerpts from books that have previously been challenged as obscene, blasphemous or on some other grounds.

People who will be reading this year include current RPL writer-in-residence Nilofar Shidmehr, journalists Ashley Martin and Merelda Fiddler, and educator Randy Lundy.

Banned Books Cafe 3 goes at the Central Library Film Theatre on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. You’re ask to register on the RPL website.

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