Jane Eaton Hamilton

"At the bottom of the box is hope." – Ellis Avery.

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Human Library Books–this weekend in Vancouver!

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Vancouver: Remember Human Library is coming up again at VPL main branch on the weekend as part of PuSh Fest, 12-4, 3rd floor. The first slots starting at noon are vied over, so probably best to come a little later, at 1 or 2 hoping for a free later slot with one of the Human Books. I think there are 30 of us, with a wide-range of topics. Come check us out!

“The Human Library initiative is an international phenomenon, started in Copenhagen as a project to fight hate in communities. It is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. By connecting people who under normal circumstances might not have had a chance to just sit down and talk, the library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner.

A paper book exists in the finite space of printed text and internalized reading. A human book, however, exists in the real four-dimensional scope of human experience. The reader can’t skip bits or neglect their book, a human book requires fixed attention and, through that intimate engagement with another’s story, invites empathy through real human engagement.”

Human Library 2016

Where to Submit in January 2016

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Angela Carr has put together a list of poetry competitions and submissions for January 2016 here.

Commonweath writers of first books can try their hands at the Deborah Rogers Foundation award here.

Aerogramme’s list is here.

Canadian authors of mysteries and thrillers can apply for the Vancouver Public Library 2016 residency here.

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