Thursday, February 9, 2012

FUNDRAISER: Censored Out Loud! *

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10 p.m. to midnight
Tickets: $10 at the door (or pay what you can)

I'm finally ready to announce the details of this pet project!

Part of Freedom to Read Week and a fundraiser for PEN Canada, Censored out loud 2012 will consist of readings from censored/banned/challenged writing, musical performances of censored/banned/challenged songs and scenes from censored/banned/challenged plays. This event builds on four years of local events for Freedom to Read Week, including “Censored Out Loud 2011,” a “Freedom to Read Week debate,” “Dangerous Words,” and a “Freedom to read trivia night.” Organisers of this year's event include librarians, writers, media, and local arts patrons.

Confirmed participants include local writers and poets Nichole McGill, Brendan McNally, Alan Cumyn, and Max Middle, Ottawa Public Library children's programmer extraordinaire Sarah Campbell, librarian Dorothy Jeffreys and former City Librarian Barbara Clubb, Don Monet from the CUBE Gallery and Marie-Camille Lalande from the Ottawa Art Gallery, a variety of actors, and musicians Andrea Simms-Karp, Colin Wylie, Marc Nelson, and Brian Simms - plus many more local celebrities and special guests (stay tuned!)

The event is presented by Ottawa Tonite in collaboration with the Library Association of the National Capital Region, Ottawa Public Library staff (thanks, guys!), local writers, singer-songwriters, VerseFest Ottawa, The Gladstone Theatre and the Ottawa theatre community.

*This will be a night of variety and potential profanity, so bring your open mind and prepare to exercise your FREEDOM.

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