A delegation of librarians, archivists, and other library workers will travel to Palestine in the summer of 2013. We will connect with our colleagues in library- and archive-related projects and institutions there, applying our experience in the form of skillshares and other types of joint work. We will travel as truth-seekers and information-skeptics, eager to dispense with the superficial and inaccurate portrayals of life in Israel/Palestine that we see in the west and to learn about the realities of life under occupation and apartheid. As library workers, we support access to information, and recognize that this goes in more than one direction. Our trip will shed light on how Palestinian voices and information about Palestine reach us (or do not) and how Palestinian people access (or cannot access) information. We will bear witness to the destruction and appropriation of information, and support efforts to preserve cultural heritage and archival materials in Palestine. Upon return to our communities, we will share what we have seen, apply what we have learned, publicize projects we have visited, and otherwise break down barriers to access in any way we can.
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Thanks to funny, smart, sad, and happy essays, photographs, comics, a crossword puzzle, a collage, a flow chart and a bibliography from 20 librarians and archivists, I've got a new zine...
Hello literary lesbian romance! Well, one of the lovers is bi, so it's not strictly lesbian. While the whole novel focuses on the relationship between Indian-Irish flight attend Síle Sunita Siophán O'Shaughnessy and butch Canadian archivist Jude Turner (spoiler: the butch is the one who sleeps with men sometimes) the book as genre fiction. Dog knows I have nothing against genre fiction, but author Donoghue had different aspirations for Landing.
Before that the Turners had been broke, but Jude hadn't cared; what did she need pocket money for, when all the things she liked to do were free and she knew so many of the locals, it was like living in a book?
Writing to you reminds me that you're far away, but it also throws a kind of bridge across the abyss. It's a sad fact, couples who spend blissful lives together don't leave much trace in the archives. Whereas a love letter will outlive us both, if printed on acid-free paper and kept in a dry place.
BREAKING NEWS: This book was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards (click poetry tab), Canada's top literary prize.
I'm not sure I can top Kate's inscription in my copy "some pulp, some porn, some poetry" as a review for her stylistic story poem. I think I've said here before that I like my theater experimental, but my literature linear. Despite my literary laziness I didn't find Fieldnotes difficult to stick with. I was taken in right away with a screenplay element that starts immediately--as in, begins on the inside cover.
With poetry, it's often easier to get a grip if you can see/hear it read by the author. Thanks to YouTube, here's your chance with FaF: