- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Vermont writers will be reading from works that have been banned, censored or challenged at an event in St. Albans.

“An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced” takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the St. Albans Historical Society. It’s being sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont to celebrate the First Amendment during the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week.

The ACLU says Banned Books Week is an annual event that was first observed in 1982 to celebrate the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.

The Vermont authors will be reading from works of Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, George Orwell, Katherine Paterson, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut.

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