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17 photographs of Gillingham Library's Book Windows installation

March 24, 2019

Book Windows follows a programme of creative writing workshops I delivered as writer in residence at Gillingham Library (Dorset), under the title This Library is Yours.

 

Members of the public were invited to spend time on guided writing exercises. We used memories to generate new, authentic pieces of writing. Now, in ten recycled hardback books around the library, there are pieces of writing by participants and visitors. Framing a single page of text in each volume gives the writing prominence. How often do we pay so much attention to a single page in a book with hundreds? Yet, at the same time, when we’ve finished reading a book, there might only be one page or passage that sticks with us.  

 

Images of the installation:

 

 

 

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