My Own Prison: Author To Spend Week In Jail Made Of Books

Author To Spend Week In Jail Made Of Books

Via NY Daily News:

In an effort to stick it to the man, Corey Michael Dalton, a fiction writer and editor with the Saturday Evening Post Society, will spend the entirety of Banned Books Week (Sep. 30 to Oct. 6) inside a "prison" made entirely of banned books from previous years. He'll be doing it in Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis—blogging the whole time—to protest the banning of Vonnegut's masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five by a Midwestern school district. They've since lifted the ban, but they still require parental consent to check out the book. This oppression will not stand, man!

If you're wondering what could cause a book to get banned, here's the three most common reasons from the Office of Intellectual Freedom:

the material is considered to be "sexually explicit"
the material contains "offensive language"
the materials is "unsuited to any age group"

In short: if your book is cool, it'll get banned. So come this October, make sure to read something inflammatory. 

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. August 16, 2012 - 1:15pm

I'll check out 120 Days Of Sodom from the library that week.

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Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago August 16, 2012 - 1:23pm

I'll be sure and reread Slaughterhouse Five that week.

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Jean Michelle from The wilds of Indiana.. is reading The Likeness August 16, 2012 - 7:50pm

That prison sounds like a paradise to me...