Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom

I know that when one thinks of Moi, one usually thinks bottle service, VIP lounges with minor local celebrities and massive quantities of Aleve.


One would be surprised to find out that I am actually a rather well read Gay in The Village of Las.

One would.

Not only have I read 14 volumes of Winston Churchill's War Diaries, I am proud to have read such tomes as Zsa Zsa Gabor's autobiography (she lost it to a Sultan in 1814 or something), Suzanne Somers books, and pretty much every book with pictures since Jack went up that hill.


Quelle. (That's "we've never won a war", you know, French.)


On Thursday 30 September, the ACLU is hosting an event for the cells upstairs.

"Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom" is a celebration of all that was once considered bad.

Much like Moi.

Considered bad. That is.

Can you imagine that American legends like Allen Ginsberg and that Burroughs fellow were once considered so risque that they were BANNED?




Of course, being banned makes everyone want to run out and possess whatever has been banned. Witness my popularity in certain suburbs of Bucharest.


If you have any good Colombian ,or, possibly a Quaalude you found in an old pair of Bonjour jeans in the back of your closet, you simple must get theeself down to The Clark County Library (it's a place where they keep books. You know. BOOKS.) for this groovy event for the cerebellum.

Here's a list of some of those bringing the Kulcha to our Village Las:

...--Iranian author Moniro Ravanipour, reading from her novel An Angel on Earth.
--Las Vegas author Dayvid Figler, reading from Howl, by Allen Ginsberg
--Flo Rogers (Nevada Public Radio), reading from 1984, by George Orwell
--Kim Russell (Smith Center for the Performing Arts), reading from The Pocketbook Game by Alice Childress
--Georgia Neu (Anti-Defamation League), reading from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw
--Dr. Amanda Morgan (Erotic Heritage Museum)
--Professor Timothy O'Grady (Black Mountain Institute Bennett Fellow)
--Local philanthropist Beverly Rogers, reading from The Color Purple
--Activist Xuan Carlos Espinoza-Cuellar, reading from Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
--Students from the Green Valley High School theater department, with monologues from The Laramie Project

I'm exhausted from just thinking about all that talent sharing air avec Moi! (that's "our women do not need to shave the hair of their underarms!" You know, French.)

The event will take place during the American Library Association’s Banned Books week, which runs from September 25-October 2nd, 2010. Programs are held across the country each year to draw attention to the many well-known and well-loved literary works that are frequently challenged or banned in communities nationwide.

Uncensored Voices will be a compelling and entertaining evening that teaches everyone about the real risks of censorship in society, both past and present.

Event Details:
• Thursday, September 30; Reception at 7PM, Program at 7:30PM
• Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
• Free admission & refreshments
• Sponsored by the Vegas Valley Book Festival, the ACLU of Nevada, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and UNLV's Black Mountain Institute.

I will be there.

I am sure you will be as well.

I am sure.

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