Banned Books Week 2019: Banned Books Week(end) at Deep Vellum
Deep Vellum Publishing and Books and PEN America joined together on Saturday, September 28 to celebrate banned and challenged books from around the world. This event featured literary karaoke of banned titles, including The Poetry Project’s BREAK OUT reading by an incarcerated writer, a screening of Phoneme Media’s short film Kilómetro Cero about the persecuted Equitorial Guinean writer Marcelo Ensemo Nsang, literary crafts, and a giveaway featuring challenged books from Deep Vellum and Phoneme’s catalog. Titles included The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno (Venezuela), An Eternity in Tangiers by Eyoum Nganguè and Faustin Titi (Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire), Rituals of Restlessness by Yaghoub Yadali (Iran), and more.
Self-guided activities were available all day September 28.