Monday, 28 February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

final programme for library all-nighter saturday march 5th



Book Talk
5.30pm: Award Winning novelist Linda Grant, whose recent book is We Had It So Good, will be interviewed by Gillian Slovo.

Book Live
7 to 10pm (Saturday): Acoustic sets from notable locals including the Katherine Blake (Mediaeval Baebes, Nick Marsh (Urban Voodoo Machine), Ronnie Golden, Marcia Mello and JC001 (the world’s fastest rapper)
12midnight to 7am (Sunday): Call & Response’s eclectic mix of ambient sounds will heard in the main library

Book Films (in the gallery):
12.30midnight (Sunday): Fahrenheit 451 (1966) cert. PG
4am (Sunday): Wings of Desire (1987) cert. PG
Throughout the night: Shorts from the 2010 Wood Green Film Festival

Book Debate
10.30pm (Saturday): Join our special guests as they discuss the library of their dreams – what could libraries be in the 21st century?

Book in a Night (in the UnLibrary):
All night: Our UnLibrary team will curate the making of a digital book. Help them write, edit, illustrate and publish writings on the subject of dreams… in just twelve overnight hours. All you need to bring is your laptop, creativity and a sleeping bag!

Paper Instillations:
All night: See local artist Kiki Machado (who makes beautiful art out of things other people throw away) turning Hornsey Library into a giant, rubbish art instillation.

Book In a Message:
All night: Write, in 20 words why you love Haringey Libraries. Keep it short, sweet and incredibly passionate!

Books Back: Fines Amnesty!
Return your overdue books anytime between 5.00pm Saturday 5th and 12noon on Sunday 6th March and we will delete your fines, on that item.

Book Night Give Away:
Paul Higgins of Make Friends with a Book and Sally of Piece of Plenty will be giving away free books for you to read right through the night.

Fun for Children:
5 to 9pm (Saturday): Crafts, films and nursery rhymes in the Children’s Library
10am (Sunday): Story time with Sean Edwards
10.30am (Sunday): Make a collage with local illustrator Tanya Linch

Breakfast Picnic and Jazz (in the Foyer):
10am (Sunday): Pack your bagels, baguettes, marmalade and… blankets, and head down to Hornsey library for a Sunday morning picnic. You bring the blankets; we’ll play the live jazz

Friday, 18 February 2011

poetry spoken




Dominique Raccah of Source Books, saying useful and unusually practical things about digital publishing, the agility of small book publishers, the new definition of publishing, and learning through failure. I've talked to her about the work we're doing on the Young Poets' Network as 
Dominique's company set up www.poetryspeaks.com a while ago, a kind of iTunes for poetry where you can buy and download individual poems. 

“When I came into this space, I believed two things that were profoundly wrong. I believed that transformation would happen a generation from now… and I believed that it was going to be led by the conglomerates.”
“The lessson is, experiment a lot, broadly, fail a lot, learn from it, and go forward… Failure’s a plus.”
“There’s this agility concept that the tech guys have, I think you have to reconstitute publishing as broader media and technology. Reconstitute us a different vision… anytime, anywhere, any device.”
“It’s always been a disadvantage to be a mid-sized press, but right now, it probably is the biggest advantage we’ve got.”


Read more at DigitalBookWorld.com: DBW Insights: Dominique Raccah | Digital Book World http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/dbw-insights-dominique-raccah/#ixzz1EIYVahsk

Thursday, 17 February 2011

history of the futurist



I love Adrian Hon's idea. Our own HOTBOOK project in schools imagines the literature of the future.
Last year we were planning a website of mini-talks about Bill Mayblin's wonderful collection of iconic objects from different cultures... then The History of the World in 100 Objects started on Radio 4 and overwhelmed that idea.

To see how the future has been pictured in the past visit the fascinating www.paleofuture.com.


And finally here's a cartoon I made with Brushes for the iPad of publishing futurist Mike Shatzkin at IF BOOK THEN.



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

night at the library - saturday march 5th to sunday 6th. world book night

Book in a night at Hornsey Library, where we will be staying up all night to celebrate what Haringey libraries mean to all of us.

Join us throughout the NIGHT for live music, films, readings, debate, collaborative writing, drawing and dreaming

(ps. Batgirl was a librarian)

5.30
Award Winning novelist LINDA GRANT in conversation with GILLIAN SLOVO

7.00 – 10.00
Live music and readings from notable locals including
Mediaeval Babes,
Nick Marsh of Urban Voodoo Machine
Ronnie Goulden
JC001 World’s Fastest Rapper

10.30 AFTER DARK DEBATE
Diana Edmonds, Head of Libraries,Haringey Council
Chris Meade, Unlibrarian and Director of if:book, the future of the book
and special guests discuss the library of their dreams – what could libraries be in the 21st Century?

12.00 onwards
Films (in the gallery):
· Fahrenheit 451 (1966) cert. PG
· Wings of Desire (1987) cert. PG
· Shorts from the 2010 Wood Green Film Festival

Throughout the night (in the main library):
· Call & Response will be playing their eclectic mix of ambient sounds
· Acoustic sets from local bands (tbc)

The Book of Dreams
– in the Unlibrary, a new centre for co-working and collaboration at Hornsey Library

Chris Meade and Kati Rynne of if:book curate the making of a digital book.
Come and help us write, edit, illustrate and publish writings on the subject of dreams.In just twelve overnight hours, you’ll work with other writers and web geeks to create a
beautiful published set of writings, based on your own experiences of dreams, good or bad. All you need to bring is your laptop, creativity and sleeping bag.

Paper Installations:
Local artist Kiki Machado (who makes beautiful art out of things other people throw away) will be turning Hornsey Library into a giant, rubbish art installation.

Book Knit:
Join Sara Noble (our knitting tutor, and general maker of lovely woolly things) and her knitting club friends as they knit a library Love Poem, throughout the night!

Book In a Message:
Throughout the night we will be filming a compilation of you telling us, in 20 words why you love Haringey Libraries. Keep it short, sweet and incredibly passionate!

Books Back:
We are having a fines amnesty! Return your overdue books anytime between Saturday 5th March 5.00pm and 12noon on Sunday 6th March and we will delete your fines on that item.

Breakfast Picnic and Jazz (in the Foyer):
Pack your bagels, baguettes, marmalade and… blankets, and head down to Hornsey library for a massive Sunday morning picnic. You bring the blankets; we’ll play thelive jazz!

Book Night Give Away!
Paul Higgins of Make Friends With A Book and Sally of Piece of Plenty (The Library Café) will be giving away free books for you to read right through the night.

Children’s Things
Crafts and nursery rhymes in the Children’s library from 5-9pm on Saturday with films from 7.00 on Sunday morning.

arvon 2011



Toni Le Busque, Sasha Hoare and I spent two wonderful days at the Hurst working with mentees on the Arvon Jerwood mentoring scheme. Here's what happened.
To see last year's digital sampler go to http://www.futureofthebook.org.uk/arvon/


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Photo taken at the event at Westminster Library last night with Stewart Home, Mark Kelly and Bob Boyton - and a keen audience. 
Will new technology change the face of literature?
Yes, apparently.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

And another forthcoming event

Chris Meade, Digital Writer and Director of if:book

Is the book dead?
Thursday 31 March, University Centre Folkestone

Is the arrival of the iPad and Kindle something to be feared or celebrated by lovers of reading?

Does the book have a future and what is a book if it isn't defined as an object made of sheets of paper glued together down one side?

What are the implications for literary culture now that we can all be 'amplified authors', capable of transmitting our words via blogs and social networks, to mix media and put our words on the global bookshelf of the web?

http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/2011-lectures/spring/chris-meade.asp

heavy sentencing



Hi Chris,
We made a new movie, the first single sentence animation from Electric Literature No. 5:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-7WF_O5TAs
Notable the author of the story, Carson Mell, actually drew and animated his own sentence. So many gifts!
Take care,
Andy
PS as always, we appreciate it when you post or share our videos.



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