Banned Books Sidewalk Reading

Freedom of expression is essential for vibrant communities.

Help us honor expression by participating in PEN America's NC Piedmont Banned Book Reading, in partnership with Scuppernong Books.

All readings will be on the sidewalk with an attached parklet for audience seating.

Readers will read for 10 minutes each, and will sign up to read during a half-hour block. 

Banned materials will be available for readers to select, but readers may also bring a favorite banned book/play.

Musicians, feel free to perform acoustic sets, too!  Spoken Word/Rap artists -- please join us!

Actors, bring that monologue. This event is part of Banned Book Week. Bring friends! 

Learn more about Banned Books week here.

Learn more about PEN America at

Sign up to read here.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401