Read A Banned Book This Week
Mark Twain, Margaret Atwood, Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare are among authors who have had books banned in the U.S. Each year, the National Coalition Against Censorship celebrates Banned Books Week by promoting many of those banned books at bookstores and libraries around the country. And this week, September 22 to September 28, Shawn Wathen of Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton has continued the yearly tradition with a display of some of the surprising titles that people have forbidden other people to read.
Chapter One is also featuring a recently published book about western photographer Evelyn Cameron. Author Lorna Milne will be reading from "Evelyn Cameron, Photographer on the Western Range" Wednesday evening, September 25. The 6 p.m. reading will include some of the turn-of-the-century photographer's work. She lived near Terry, Montana and built a library of historic Eastern Montana images from 1890 until early in the 20th century. Milne's biography takes the reader from Cameron's birthplace in England to Evelyn's death in the 1920s. A photo display of Cameron's work was a popular exhibit a few years ago at the Daly Mansion in Hamilton.