Posts tagged "Creative Writing"
National Novel Writing Month At the Library

National Novel Writing Month At the Library

Can you believe it’s mid-October already? That means there’s only a couple of weeks before the kickoff to National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), which challenges participants (known as “Wrimos”) to track their word counts and get to 50,000 words in a mere 30 days! Libraries are fantastic community partners for this program, through NaNoWriMo’s...
Community Novel Project at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Community Novel Project at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Bryan Voell is the Local Arts Librarian for the Johnson County Library in Johnson County, Kansas. He is a regular contributor to the LAIP, where he writes about innovative library arts programming and projects. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Bryan Voell Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s Community Novel Project pretty much epitomizes library-initiated collaborative creativity. We...
“The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books” in the Rare Books & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

“The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books” in the Rare Books & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the co-curators behind of a new exhibition at Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscript Library.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein “The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books” exhibition celebrates thirty years of creativity and innovation in book publishing. Steve Clay and the artists and writers who work with him...
Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

This post was originally published on August 26, 2013.  Frequently with this project I get downright envious of the children, young adults, and adults that get to participate in certain library programs. The project highlighted here is one of those. When Heather Dickerson, a staff member at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, Montana,...
Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a remarkable place: something magical in the light, the disposition of the building, the acoustics, the ghosts of dead (but silently approving poets) and the astonishingly lovely and efficient staff. This never fails. I am gob-smacked by it: I have never known anywhere like it. ~Helena Nelson, poet and publisher,...
Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

by Bryan Voell Johnson County (Kansas) Library’s elementia publication showcases the artistic and poetic talents of local teens. Published annually since the fall of 2005, it was born from the original visions of Teen Librarian Angel Dew in conjunction with Johnson County Library’s Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC), Teen Poetry Café and other teen writing...
A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

We love to hear about arts-incubating programs that were inspired by programs or ideas shared on the Library as Incubator Project, such as the Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia, an all-girl international boarding school in Korea. The teacher-librarian, Taryn Berghuis, got the idea in part from the PoeTree installation at Lawrence Public Library....
Loading the Cannons: May the Fourth Be With You

Loading the Cannons: May the Fourth Be With You

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson “May the Fourth Be With You!”...
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on April 24th. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet Library in the...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

This post was originally published in April 2012. Since then, Rebecca Dunn has become one of our most popular contributors with her Pages to Projects series.   We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Dunn, a Youth Services Librarian Assistant at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS to the Library as Incubator Project! For National Poetry Month, Lawrence...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...