Posts tagged "Fiction"
Ark: immersive short story shows in library spaces

Ark: immersive short story shows in library spaces

It’s our pleasure to welcome Ellen Wiles, founder of Ark Short Stories, to the site today, to talk about her project to bring short stories to life–in library spaces, of course! Read on! ~Laura by Ellen Wiles What happens when short stories spring out of their pages, join hands with dance, sound, live music, film and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Featuring: Jessica Rosner

Featuring: Jessica Rosner

Book pages as canvases, inspiring stories, and a massive installation of rubber gloves.  Today’s featured artist is a wealth of library-incubated awesomeness– read on to learn more about Jessica’s transformative experience with Ulysses and her favorite libraries.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us about your artistic practice in general– what is your training,...
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...
The Artist's Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

The Artist’s Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project site in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Earlier this week, we shared 5 Great Books on the Craft of Writing to inspire and motivate WriMos as they vaulted over the 10,000 word mark.  Today, we get down to sentences and share some recommended reading on...
The Artist's Library: 4 Exercises to Break Writer's Block

The Artist’s Library: 4 Exercises to Break Writer’s Block

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Never let it be said that NaNoWriMo is not an endurance sport! There’s no rest for WriMos, so we’re up early to share some more hacks to help you through the most difficult day of the challenge. Earlier this week,...
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...
The Artist's Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer's Block

The Artist’s Library: 3 Quick Tips for Heading off Writer’s Block

This story originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Today we want to make sure that all the intrepid WriMos out there have the tools they need to combat writer’s block and can reach 50,000 words.  Here are 3 quick tips of heading off minor stalls before they turn...
The Artist's Library: Use Your Library for Research & Inspiration

The Artist’s Library: Use Your Library for Research & Inspiration

  by Erinn Batykefer Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life— and for me, for writing as whole. ~Haruki Murakami If writing a novel is akin to a marathon, then NaNoWriMo— a month-long writing challenge during which participants write a 50,000-word novel in just...