It does not go away.
Then I got that email from Ellen.
That is a form of censorship as damaging and inexcusable as setting fire to a library.
*UPDATE (8/16): Tara Lynn Childs has also withdrawn from the festival.
UPDATE (8/17): Matt de la Pena has withdrawn.
UPDATE: Festival canceled. Very sad.
UPDATE: I have decided to give up writing to become an actor. Click here for a sample.