The Off-Limits (Week of 12 March 2012)

The Confabulator Cafe is just a little place in the middle of a vast plain of imagination. This plain is only one level of all the steps that make up the worlds of genre writing, literature and non-fiction. Librarians stock shelves in their schools and their towns with all manner of writing for the entertainment and edification of students everywhere. The Cafe is made up of people who have been in those libraries, whether at school, college or the town they live in. These shelves are filled with books that say things that reveal truths about the Human Condition and sometimes that makes us uncomfortable.

This week, the Confabulators are exploring the idea of what’s taboo in literature. Is banning of books ever appropriate? Who are the tastemakers and why do they matter? There are as many viewpoints on these subjects as there are people who care about them and that’s why we’ve labeled these blog entries under “politics”. We’re not necessarily political except when it comes to books.

So grab a drink, pull up a chair and let us know what you think as we explore some of the more shadowy parts of what it means to be a writer.

Cafe Management is run by the administration of The Confabulator Cafe. We keep things running smoothly, post stories by guest authors, and manage other boring back-end tasks.

 

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