Dispatches from Civitella Ranieri: On the Sixth Day, the Animals. On the Eighth, Jon Kessler’s Curlz.
The third dispatch from PEN Member and poet Natalie Diaz's residency at the Civitella Ranieri castle in Italy. She shares about the animals she encountered, and pays tribute to… More
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OUT OF DARKNESS by @ashleyhopeperez is currently being reviewed by the Leander Independent School District. The district has already removed a number of titles from classrooms. https://bookriot.com/out-of-darkness-challenge/
ICYMI: On #thePENpod, PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel discussed how the U.S. can do more to support democracy, the free speech implications of Texas’s new abortion law, and how book bans are part of a larger trend to police the freedom to learn. https://bit.ly/3nZwIV3
Instead, I will be speaking at @PENamerica’s #BannedBooksWeek event in Austin on Sept. 28, and @BryanBurrough will speak at one in Dallas on Sept. 29. https://pen.org/events-calendar/? We stand for #FreeSpeech and will never submit to any oppressor.