Banned! Books in Drag

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What a beginning to my Directed Fieldwork with Seattle Public Library (SPL)! It's hard to imagine many cities in America - or the world, for that matter - that can boast a community so diverse in its interests and talents as to create an event like Banned! Books in Drag. Much as the title suggests, Banned! was a literary drag show. The performers each selected a title that has been banned, challenged or censored - books like Harry Potter and Fahrenheit 451 - and treated the audience to a drag number inspired by his or her choice. Even though this event is only in its second year, it was a smash hit: the line for entry went around the block. The place was packed. If you plan to come next year, you better get there early. My full account is on my Directed Fieldwork site.