Offsite: Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore, authors of The Artist's Library, at Madison Public Library-Central

Event date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

A Room of One's Own is happy to participate in the launch party for Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore for their new book The Artist's Library. Presented by the Wisconsin Book Festival and held at the Madison Public LIbrary - Central Library, don't miss your chance to learn more about the Library as Incubator project and meet Erinn and Laura, the Bubbler's Artists in Residence for May & June!

Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. An offshoot of the Library as Incubator Project, The Artist’s Library offers that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and provides the guidance and resources to make libraries come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. The book draws attention to the physical and digital collections and resources that may be of particular use to artists and writers, provides ideas for art education opportunities within libraries, and offers practical how-tos for artists and libraries alike. From the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries); the documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex (“listening” to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies), the case studies included in the book feature artists, writers, performers, and libraries that embody the “library as incubator” spirit.


Find out more at the Madison Public Library's website

Event address: 
201 W Mifflin St
53703-2218 Madison
The Artist's Library: A Field Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566893534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014