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Forward Thinking Speaker Series

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What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist” – Sir Salman Rushdie

To celebrate Freedom to Read Week, EPL will welcome Sir Salman Rushdie as part of the Forward Thinking Speaker Series on Thursday, February 25th. Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated authors of our time. A brilliant provocateur, he’s penned a handful of classic novels, influenced a generation of writers and received a Queen’s Knighthood for his service to literature.

In line with EPL's new approach to ticketing, seats will go on sale here at 10am on Wednesday, January 20th for $10 with all proceeds going to support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project. VIP tickets will also be available for $150 and will include a premium seat and a private hors d’oeuvres reception with Sir Salman Rushdie following his presentation.