Posts tagged "Literature"
Featuring: Independent bookbinder, Yohana Doudoux

Featuring: Independent bookbinder, Yohana Doudoux

Handbound books are artworks, and we love learning from bookbinders how they interpret the contents of a book in the cover.  Yohana Doudoux’ approach is nuanced and lovely– and her vision for an ideal library is a treat!  Enjoy. ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work....
Get your community on the same page! NEA Big Read grants available

Get your community on the same page! NEA Big Read grants available

We’re posting this on behalf of the NEA Big Read, a program through Arts Midwest. This continues to be a great platform for engaging communities around a common read (p.s.–check out the NEA Big Read’s teacher resources to find some hands-on creative projects to incorporate into your Big Read programming!). ~Laura   Application deadline: January 26,...
Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library, 2016

Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library, 2016

Today we have a really special roundup to share with you–the Chapel Hill Public Library is back on the LAIP with a brand-new pack of trading cards to commemorate Banned Books Week. The trading cards, which are the product of a partnership between CHPL and the Chapel Hill Division of Cultural Arts, are designed by...
Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

This profile first appeared on the LAIP in 2015. Tim Youd is still performing his 100 Novels project. Learn more at timyoud.com. Today we present a conversation with Tim Youd, a visual and performance artist who is currently working on a fascinating project to retype 100 novels–obviously a performance piece that is very intriguing to...
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...
Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children's Writer-in-Residence

Apply! Associates of Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its next Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, or poetry intended for children or young adults. The fellowship...
“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...
Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library

Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library

It’s Banned Books Week, in case you hadn’t noticed, and so that means it’s time to talk to Chapel Hill Public Library about their Banned Books Trading Cards project! This article comes to us from Susan Maguire, Reader Services Coordinator for CHPL. Thanks to Daniel Siler and Susan Brown of CHPL for their help in...
Featuring: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

Featuring: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

This post was originally published on August 7, 2013. As someone who loves both reading and climbing trees, I was thrilled to come across The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman, an installation piece at the Cleveland Public Library which was inspired by mythical objects and symbols of knowledge. Today, Mark shares his inspiration and process. -Holly Library...
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,...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

This post originally appeared in August 2014. Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local...
Ulysses Mapped by Leopold's Day

Ulysses Mapped by Leopold’s Day

This post was originally published June 2012.  Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Stephen Crowe’s work on “Wake in Progress,” a series of illustrations and writings inspired by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Today we feature another piece of art lifted right from the text of Joyce’s Ulysses. – Laura Inspired by the journey...