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Explicit Content for Teens - Celebrating Banned Books Week

A Conversation About Censorship with Author Grace Ellis

2023-10-04 19:00:00 2023-10-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Explicit Content for Teens - Celebrating Banned Books Week Join us for a Banned Books Week conversation around censorship with playwright and graphic novel and comic book author Grace Ellis. Dan Gearino, Columbus-based reporter and author, will moderate. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

Wednesday, October 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-04 19:00:00 2023-10-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Explicit Content for Teens - Celebrating Banned Books Week Join us for a Banned Books Week conversation around censorship with playwright and graphic novel and comic book author Grace Ellis. Dan Gearino, Columbus-based reporter and author, will moderate. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

Bexley Public Library

Bexley Library Auditorium

Join us for a Banned Books Week conversation around censorship with playwright and graphic novel and comic book author Grace Ellis. Dan Gearino, Columbus-based reporter and author, will moderate.

Celebrate Banned Books Week by joining us for a dynamic evening of conversation with playwright and author Grace Ellis (Explicit Content for Teens, Flung Out of Space) and Dan Gearino, Columbus-based journalist and writer. Grace has had her work banned and has written about the effects of censorship on creators, educators, and readers. How can we, as a community, stand against censorship and advocate for freedom of expression? What tangible actions can we take to protect the diversity of ideas in our literary landscape? Don't miss this opportunity to join in on this timely conversation, challenge the status quo, and become part of the solution.

Presenter Bios:

Grace Ellis is a New York Times-bestselling, GLAAD Media Award–winning author and script writer. Born and raised in Ohio, she studied theater and journalism at Ohio State University. Her graphic novels include the much-lauded "Lumberjanes," the long-running "Moonstruck," and several pieces for DC Comics. Her latest book, "Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith," was a New York Times Notable Book of 2022 and won the 2023 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work. In 2022, Grace was given an Ohio Individual Excellence Award in playwriting for "Holding It Together," a site-specific play for high schools. Her next DC book, DIANA AND THE HERO’S JOURNEY, is out fall 2023. Grace lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she can often be found eating ice cream or petting a cat.

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Dan Gearino is a writer and reporter in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2018, he has covered the business of clean energy and the Midwest for Inside Climate News. From 2008 to 2018, he wrote on the business desk for The Columbus Dispatch. Previously, he was a newspaper (and occasional radio) reporter, first in New Hampshire, where he covered the 2004 presidential primary, and then in his native Iowa, where he covered the 2008 caucuses. By night, he writes about comics. He is the author of the 2017 book COMIC SHOP, and is a board member for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a nonprofit arts organization that puts on an annual festival celebrating comics and the cartoon arts. He lives in Columbus with his much better half and their two daughters.

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Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.

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