BPC Bulletin: Freedom to Read Week

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee

 

In Canada, the 35th Freedom to Read Week begins on February 24.

Read more about it here:

http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

REPORTAGE

In Saskatchewan, Terry Frank writes in Discover Estevan:
https://discoverestevan.com/local/freedom-to-read-week-coming-to-the-estevan-public-library

In Alberta, The Airdrie Echo reports:
https://www.airdrieecho.com/entertainment/local-arts/library-links-celebrate-intellectual-freedom

In British Columbia, Alyse Kotyk of the Richmond News reports:

https://www.richmond-news.com/living/banned-books-to-be-on-display-at-richmond-public-library-1.23626806

The North Thompson Star/Journal reports:
https://www.barrierestarjournal.com/community/check-out-the-banned-books-at-the-barriere-library/

In the Alaska Highway News, Amy von Stackelberg reports:

https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/fort-st-john/fort-st-john-library-news-february-2019-1.23622547

COMMENTARY

At the Summerland Review, Kayley Robb comments:
https://www.summerlandreview.com/opinion/column-you-cant-incarcerate-a-mind/

At SouthWesternOntario.ca, Rosie Krul comments:
https://www.southwesternontario.ca/opinion-story/9153232-celebrate-freedom-to-read-week/

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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