september, 2022

24sep1:00 pmLet’s Get Organized: Fighting Book Bans, TogetherDC Public Library, Loyalty Bookstores, and PEN America1:00 pm EDT 901 G St. NW

Event Details

Author photo of Kyle Lukoff. Photo credit: Charles Ludeke
Kyle Lukoff. (Photo credit: Charles Ludeke)
Nadine Farid Johnson
headshot of Joanna Harris, Teen Services Coordinator, DC Public Library
Joanna Harris

For Banned Books Week, National Book Award–honored author Kyle Lukoff (Too Bright to See, 2021 Young People’s Literature Finalist), DC Public Library Teen Services Coordinator Joanna Harris, and Managing Director of PEN America Washington and Free Expression Programs Nadine Farid Johnson sit down to discuss the value of writing, publishing, and access to diverse books, and how we can come together and unite against book banning. Join us for a conversation with and for artists, booksellers, educators, librarians, parents, students, writers, and readers of all ages.

Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores and President of the New Atlantic Independent Bookseller’s Association.

Presented in partnership with the DC Public Library and Foundation, Loyalty Bookstores, and PEN America.

This event was livestreamed and is available on DCPL’s YouTube channel.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm EDT


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library & Virtual

901 G St. NW