Last night we took part in the launch of the LibraryPress project in Soho’s Society Club, celebrating this year’s programme of workshops across the seven partner services (Brent, Camden, Harrow, Hounslow, Islington, Lewisham and Merton).
The books which have been produced and distributed (via the Periodical) as part of the Pop Up Publishing workshops and Masterclass which Proboscis led for LibraryPress in 2014 were on display and we’re looking forward to making more in the coming months.
This month I am running 6 pop up publishing sessions across three libraries in London : Hounslow Library; Islington Central Library (First Steps Learning Centre) and Wembley Library. All the sessions are free and last for about 3 hours in the evening. The sessions are part of the Librarypress project which aims to get more people publishing.
The aim is to introduce bookleteer.com as a simple way to create and share publications that can be both physical (paper) and digital (readable online). Everyone is welcome, no technical/computer experience required or previous publishing experience. Bring stories, pictures, ideas and we’ll help you turn them into simple publications you can make and share.
We are hoping that some gems will emerge over the sessions – we have arranged with Librarypress to select up to 12 books by participants for inclusion in the Periodical, to be printed professionally and posted out to subscribers.
The sessions are :
Hounslow Library : Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th May 5-8pm
Islington Central Library : Monday 19th & Thursday 22nd May 4.30-7.45pm
Wembley Library : Tuesday 20th & Friday 23rd May 5-7.45pm