Posts tagged "Community"
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library:  Writing Prompts

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Writing Prompts

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week for the final installment of her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space to support both the resident and the greater writing community.  Today, Susan shares some writing prompts with us based on...
Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

by Laura Damon-Moore It’s sort of amazing that we’ve been around for (gah) 3+ years and haven’t written much about our friends over at Little Free Library. Surely you’ve seen one – mailbox-sized book boxes with room for a selection of books that are free to take and swap and share. Many of these Little...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was released by Small Beer Press just last year, and she’s served as Writer-in Residence at Forbes since 2010.  Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space...
Mellow Pages Library

Mellow Pages Library

Rebecca Rubenstein, one of our intrepid our Writers in the Field, recently spoke with Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins of Mellow Pages Library located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY. The library is a relaxing space where you can explore literature, chat about books and drink coffee. Read on to find out more about their collection...
Featuring: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

Featuring: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

by Holly Storck-Post On her website, Alise Anderson describes herself in part as a “filmmaker, choreographer, maker.” Alise has studied modern dance and has a certificate in directing and producing from Berkeley Film Institute. She has had films in national film festivals, and won a number of awards. I’ve admired Alise’s films for years, and when...
Spreading the Warmth: Writer-in-Residence Programs and local media

Spreading the Warmth: Writer-in-Residence Programs and local media

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was released by Small Beer Press just last year, and here she shares her collaborations with local media and journalists.  Forbes’ Writer in Residence program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press, and here she shares three wonderful and supportive writing programs that she runs at the library.  Forbes’ Writer in Residence program is a fantastic model...
Dreams, Nightmares & the Day the Hard Drive Died: Provincetown Public Press Goes Live

Dreams, Nightmares & the Day the Hard Drive Died: Provincetown Public Press Goes Live

We can’t get enough of innovative ways to support and collect community-created content, and Provincetown Public Library is a fantastic example– their new e-publishing venture, Provincetown Public Press launched this year, and we’re chronicling the process here on the website.    If you’re just tuning in, don’t miss the other posts in our Provincetown Public Press series! Enjoy. ~Erinn...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Library Affections

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Library Affections

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library!  Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press, and here she shares her emotional connection to the library and her experience of writing and researching there. Read on...
Are you reading, or playing?

Are you reading, or playing?

by Ryan Claringbole Ask someone 10-15 years ago what a book is and the answer would seem fairly obvious. Ask someone now and it’s…a bit more complicated. Merriam-Webster defines book as book noun\ˈbu̇k\ : a set of printed sheets of paper that are held together inside a cover : a long written work : a long...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome mixed-media artist Alice Walsh to the site today– when she began to study art, her home library supported her study, and then hooked her up with materials when she began using catalog cards in her work. Read on to learn more about Alice’s art and how she’s giving back! ~Erinn   My...
Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

This summer I read the call for submissions for Oak Park Public Library’s show “Literary Explorations,” inviting community artists to submit art work based on books, and I knew that this would be worth exploring. The exhibit was up for the month of October, and the Community Relations Coordinator, Debby Preiser, shared some behind the...