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1. Michael Moore Posts Readers’ Election Day Photos

Did you vote today? One author is sharing his readers’ voting pictures online.

Author and filmmaker Michael Moore has invited his readers to send him election day photos, sharing them on his website and with his one million Twitter followers.

If you can’t find your polling place today, Moore also added this link: “If you want to know where your polling place is, click here. Please share with others especially nonvoters who may not know where to go.”

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2. Michael Moore Asks Publisher to Stop Selling His Book in ‘Murderous State of Georgia’

Following the execution of Troy Davis last week, filmmaker and author Michael Moore issued a blunt statement–calling for a boycott of Georgia over the controversial execution.

Moore wrote: “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia. I will ask my publisher to pull my book from every Georgia bookstore and if they won’t do that I will donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state. I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia.”

A spokesperson for Georgia governor Nathan Deal responded with an equally blunt statement: “We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

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3. Library Threatened over Screening of "Sicko"

The Journal-Enquirer, North Central Connecticut's newspaper reported last week that The Enfield Public Library was faced with a hard decision.  

The planned screening of Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Sicko," which is very critical of the US health system came under fire from Enfield's mayor and a number of town council members, following a complaint from a resident.  The library had begun a new nonfiction film series and Moore's 2007 documentary which had been nominated for an Academy Award was considered a poor choice by resident Kevin Fealy who pressured the library to cancel the showing.  Fealy's concern was that he didn't want the town "to promote material such as this on my tax dollars.”

Library Director, Henry Dutcher, was asked to cancel the film by the town manager, his supervisor.  Funding to the library was threatened by Mayor Scott R. Kaupin who is quoted as saying, "...if they don’t reconsider, then they’re going to have the repercussions of the council....I mean, in the end, when budget time comes and Mr. Dutcher is asking for funding he’s going to have to answer for it.”  It is Kaupin's opinion that the library should steer clear of "controversial" material and "Do nice stuff.  Do uncontroversial...."

The only council member to speak against the decision was Councillor Cynthia Mangini, calling it censorship.  

The Connecticut Library Association is deciding upon its response which could include suing the town.

It is time once more for the Banned Book Challenge.  Celebrate Canadians' freedom to read by reading a banned or challenged book.  Sign up now. 

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4. Calvert Morgan Named Publisher of It Books

Cal Morgan has been named senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins’ It Books imprint.

Morgan will also oversee the Harper Design imprint team and continue to serve as editorial director of the Harper Perennial original paperback program. He will report to Michael Morrison.

You can follow Morgan on Twitter. He began his career at Macmillan’s St. Martin’s Press. After joining HarperCollins in 1999, he worked at several imprints including ReganBooks, Harper and William Morrow. He has worked with Neil StraussLauren RednissJerry Lee Lewis, Kelly Oxford, Stanley Crouch, Arianna HuffingtonMichael Moore and Ralph Nader.

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