Missouri Western State University will host its 22nd annual Reading of Challenged and Banned Books in recognition of the American Library Association’s National Banned Books Week from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Hoff Conference Room, Blum Student Union room 218. The reading is free and open to the public.

Missouri Western students and faculty will be joined by members of the St. Joseph community to read from books that have been either banned or challenged in U.S. schools in recent years. Refreshments will be served following the reading.

The event is sponsored by Missouri Western’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Department of Education, Library, and the Prairie Lands Writing Project.

For more information, contact Dr. Mike Cadden, professor of English, at 816-271-4576 or cadden@missouriwestern.edu.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.