Friday, October 2nd (4:30-6:00 p.m.)
1218 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
You are invited to come to a Banned Books Jam Session at Powell’s Books that happens during Banned Books Week. Local writers, musicians and artists working in visual art and music celebrate Banned Books Week at Powell’s Books in this jam session during which passages from banned books and literary works inspired by banned books will be performed. Free and open to the public.
From the America Library Association website: “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”
This Banned Books Jam Session is part of the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival; during the Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations.