Let’s Talk Censorship, North Texas Giving Day, and Ófeigur Sigurðsson!

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY!

This Thursday, September 20 is North Texas Giving Day! Deep Vellum’s mission is to bring the world together in conversation through literature, and we at Deep Vellum would like to ask for your help during this special, one-day giving event. Your generous contribution will support:

  • Fostering socially, politically, artistically relevant and timely conversations within the communities where we live and work.
  • Access to world literature, creative cultural exchange, and conversation for all people, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.
  • Boundary-pushing, award-winning world literature from diverse voices with a special focus on promoting the work of those who are vastly underrepresented in the larger literary market.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Censorship Sessions

Censorship is about as old as free expression and exists in all cultures. Our word comes from the Roman office of the “Censor,” created in the 5th century BCE, whose task was to regulate public morality.
In this series, conducted at several venues in the city, we will learn from experts and in conversation the history of censorship, its current reach, and the reasons for its staying power.
— SESSION ONE: HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT —
Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00pm
The Dallas Morning News Auditorium— SESSION TWO: PUBLIC & PRIVATE CONSEQUENCES —
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm
Deep Vellum Books

— SESSION THREE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT BANNED BOOKS —
Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

ÓFEIGUR SIGURÐSSON IS TOURING THE U.S. IN OCTOBER!

European Union Prize-winning poet and author Ófeigur Sigurðsson is visiting cities across the U.S. from October 9 – 20 to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Öræfi: The Wasteland
Volcanoes. Glaciers. Vikings. Fissures. Shipwrecks. Murderers. Sheep. Death Metal.Toponomy.
Öræfi.

Öræfi: The Wasteland is a stunning, audacious hymn to the desolation of Iceland’s most desolate region, as as bare and perilous as it is alluring.

After a grueling solo expedition on the Vatnajökull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his real motives for venturing into the treacherous wastelands of Iceland — but the secrets she unravels may be more dangerous than they’re worth.

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW

Don’t miss this opportunity to see him at an event near you!

October 9 –  New York, NY
Scandinavia House w/ Lytton Smith

October 10 –  Geneseo, NY
SUNY-Geneseo w/ Lytton Smith

October 11  –  Washington, DC
Icelandic Embassy w/ Politics & Prose

October 13 –  San Francisco, CA
Litquake Literary Festival

October 15–  Los Angeles, CA
UCLA

October 16 – Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore

October 17 – Dallas, TX
University of Texas at Dallas w/ Shelby Vincent

October 18 – Dallas, TX
Deep Vellum Books w/ David Searcy & Alex Dupree

October 19 – Austin, TX
BookPeople w/ Taisia Kitaiskaia

Sponsored by the Icelandic Literature Center, with support from Iceland Naturally and VisitDallas

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