Banned Book Club Discussion

Banned Book Club Discussion


Saturday, September 17, 2022    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020

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Join us Saturday, Sept. 17 as we discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The conversation will be led by professor of literature at Broward College, Elisa Albo. The Handmaid’s Tale is inspired by evangelical Puritanism of the 17th century. In the wake of a fertility crisis, designated “handmaids” are required to engage in reproductive practices with high-ranking men of the new regime in order to repopulate what was formerly the United States.

Inspired by the installation Suggested Summer Reading by Charles Jackson Adkins Jr., The Banned Book Club focuses on the appreciation of and advocation for books that have been officially banned in various schools, school districts, and library systems around the United States. These bans were ultimately put in place because the books contained material that challenged the status quo and/or exposed readers to the struggles of disenfranchised groups in uncomfortable ways.

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