Presented by Deep Vellum Publishing, the Dallas Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and the Dallas Institute.
SESSION 1: On the History of Censorship, Its Development in the West, and the Phenomenon of Banned Books
What are the motives of censorship? Does it have positive aspects? If so, what are they?
SESSION 2: Public and Private Consequences of Censorship
What do writers, journalists, and teachers have to say? What is the current extent of censorship in the U.S.?
SESSION 3: An In-Depth Look at Banned Books in the U.S., From Huckleberry Finn to To Kill a Mockingbird
A review and discussion of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic treatment of censorship, which is as relevant today as when it was published in 1951.