September 24, 2022

Banned Books Week Read Out Event Illuminates

UMW President Troy Paino reads from 'Slaughterhouse-Five' during the recent Banned Books Week Read Out event.

UMW President Troy Paino reads from ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ during the recent Banned Books Week Read Out event.

In recognition of the annual American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 18-24), a Read Out was held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Campus Walk, in front of Lee Hall, and near Katora and the Hurley Convergence Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. President Paino and other administrators, faculty, staff, and students read from selected banned and challenged books in a free, public event sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics, Simpson Library and Katora. Simpson Library’s special collections will have an exhibit of rare banned books. The lobby area of Simpson Library has a special display related to banned books throughout the week. 

Blevins’ Book Chapter Featured at Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference

Assistant Professor of English Brenta Blevins co-authored a forthcoming book chapter, “Leveling Up with Emergent Tutoring: Exploring the Ludus and Paidia of Writing, Tutoring, and Augmented Reality.” Her co-author, Lindsay A. Sabatino, associate professor of English and director of the writing center at Wagner College, delivered the conference keynote keynote address at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park. Read more.