Episode #069–Kenneth Jones, playwright and author of Alabama Story
Today, Kenneth Jones, playwright and author of Alabama Story joins the podcast. Kenneth has penned an exciting new play that will be world-premiering in Salt Lake this month. It is about a heroic librarian in Alabama that fought for the freedom to read. This new play is extraordinarily written and being performed by the outstanding Pioneer Theater Company. Come hear Kenneth’s thoughts on Alabama Story, libraries, the freedom to read, and life in general.
Creative Libraries Utah and Wanda Mae Huffaker, Librarian for Salt Lake County Library and Chair of the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee, want to make sure librarians are taking the time to report Challenged Books in the state of Utah. The easiest place to report is through ALA:
Reporting is essential for protecting the Constitution, intellectual freedom, and the right to read. ALA and ULA have expertise and resources to help librarians through challenges small and large. Too often we only discuss challenges that become media circuses. Truthfully though, challenges happen everyday in the state of Utah formally and informally. If you have any questions contact the ULA Intellectual Freedom Committee