A man lives behind a plate glass window in a “prison” of banned books. The man is artist Tim Youd, his prison sentence is one week, includes the labor of typing banned books such as Fahrenheit 451, is voluntary, and is being served at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA is recognizing Banned Books Week 2014 with a series of events. In addition to Tim Youd’s “imprisonment,” there are nightly bedtime stories which feature local authors and celebrities reading to Youd from banned books. There will also be talks by authors Rainbow Rowell and Malinda Lo, and actress Constance Macy will read a letter which Vonnegut penned to a school board. Oh, and the gift shop is open for business.
I’m not going to make it to Indianapolis this year but if I was in the area I’d make a point to get over there and check it out.
post title from Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut