Banned Book Week events at Full Circle Bookstore

Celebrate the freedom to read by attending two Banned Book Week events at Full Circle Bookstore.
by Ken Raymond Published: September 22, 2013
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Banned Book Week starts Sunday. Sounds forbidding, doesn't it? In fact, it's anything but.

The week celebrates the freedom to read while calling attention to the dangers of censorship. (For more information, go to www.bannedbooksweek.org.)

Full Circle Bookstore has scheduled two events to mark Banned Book Week. Both will be held at the bookstore in 50 Penn Place, 1900 Northwest Expressway.

If you go

• At 6:30 p.m. Monday, attorney Robert D. Nelon will discuss the historical significance of First Amendment issues. Nelon, who has worked in this field for more than 35 years, is an expert on media and free speech issues. An associate of Hall Estil Attorneys at Law of Oklahoma City, Nelon has earned honors for his work; this year, he was named Oklahoma City's First Amendment “Lawyer of the Year.”

• At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry will discuss the book, “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson. Lance Marsh, artistic director and head of performance for TheatreOCU, will appear in character as Franklin. The event is part of the “Powerful Prose: Great Ideas and the Literature That Advances Them” series put on by Full Circle and UCO. For more information, go to www.okcu.edu/PowerfulProse.

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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