Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the State Library's new South Carolina Read Eat Grow program, Banned Books, and more with Lizzy Rockwell. Lizzy is an author/illustrator whose artwork can be seen in picture books, magazines, games, and on walls. She studied art and art history at Connecticut College and drawing and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the illustrator of over 25 children's books by a variety of authors including her mother, Anne Rockwell. She is the author/illustrator of Plants Feed Me, Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition, Hello Baby! and The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Deadly Censorship and Banned Books Week with James Underwood who is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the author of Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press, published by the University of South Carolina Press, and a four-volume history of South Carolina's constitutions, and of several works on federal legal practice. He was also a guest speaker for the Speaker @ the Center program at the South Carolina State Library in 2014.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Pat Conroy Literary Center and Banned Books Week with Jonathan Haupt. Jonathan is the Executive Director of the Center in Beaufort, South Carolina. He has been the Director of the University of South Carolina Press and has served on the board of Columbia’s One Book, One Community program. He currently serves on the board of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, is a member of the affiliates committee of the American Writers Museum, and is also on the board of governors of the SC Academy of Authors, which is South Carolina’s literary hall of fame. In this episode, Jonathan reads an excerpt from Conroy's Letter to the Editor of the Charleston Gazette.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Banned Books Week with Jay Bender. Mr. Bender is an attorney with the Baker, Ravenel & Bender law firm here in Columbia. He has represented the SC Broadcasters Association since 1995 and has built a national reputation as a lawyer for broadcasters – as well as being the state’s leading attorney for print media. In this episode, he references the case Edwards vs. South Carolina where South Carolina arrested one hundred eighty-seven peaceful segregation protestors for creating a “breach of the peace.” The Supreme Court overturned their conviction, holding that the only reason they had been arrested was the expression of an unpopular viewpoint—expression protected by the First Amendment.
Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to poet, writer, and co-founder/director of The Watering Hole (TWH) about poetry and this year’s upcoming banned books week. TWH is a safe space for writers of color without regard for origin, age, gender, sexuality, varied abilities, or religion. In addition, TWH is equally a home for both written and spoken word artists–anyone who wants to grow in the craft.
TWH unapologetically invests in pursuing the craft of poetry, learning about southern poets of color and poets who write about the South, providing affordable classes and retreats, swinging open the door for diverse forms of poetry, and pushing the bounds of a contemporary writing community.
- The Watering Hole - https://www.twhpoetry.org/
- The Watering Hole Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/cavecanemsouth/
- Banned Books Week - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
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