Every year in September, Cast of Wonders celebrates Banned Books Week, an annual international event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information.
Banned Books Week 2020
This year, Banned Books Week runs from 27th September to 3rd October. The Cast of Wonders event will be guest edited by Laura Pearlman.
Our theme for 2020 is Lifelines: books that help us get through periods of isolation.
“Books” can be any one-way form of communication: a box of letters, a podcast, skywriting — anything the recipient can’t easily reply to. “Isolation” can be either physical or social: an astronaut alone in a spaceship; a person in a place where no one speaks their language; someone in prison.
Submissions will be accepted from June 15th to 30th, through our Moksha portal. We anticipate making final decisions on stories by the end of July.