Date: October 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State University Library announces the third program in a Speakers Series on Censorship that is running throughout October.
El Paso poet and publisher Bobby Byrd of Cinco Puntos Press will discuss how book bans and challenges affect publishers. The presentation will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 17, on the fourth floor of NMSU’s Branson Library.
Wrapping up the series will be a talk on October 24 by the nationally known novelist Alex Sanchez. Sanchez has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and is the author of Bait and the Rainbow Trilogy.
Banned Books Week is an annual national event sponsored by the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. It celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, highlighting the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to censorship. Banned Books Week stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.
For more information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu or contact Ingrid Schneider at (575) 646-4707 or email@example.com.