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The Artist&#039;s Library - Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore - <span class="date-display-single">05/16/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

The Artist's Library

05/16/2014 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Madison Room

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.


Join 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore for an evening of artistic creation, drinks by Forequarter, and a short talk and book signing.


This event is offered through partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore will be the artists-in-residence at the Bubbler in May and June, 2014.

Erinn Batykefer

About Presenter Erinn Batykefer


Erinn Batykefer is a librarian, a writer, and a lifelong do-it-yourselfer. She’s worked in libraries almost constantly since she was fifteen– both as a staffer and as a writer scribbling away at the back of the 811s. She earned an MFA in Writing and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen Press 2009) won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize.


The Artist's Library

Laura Damon-Moore

About Presenter Laura Damon-Moore


Laura Damon-Moore is a librarian, blogger, and avid art-maker in her spare time. Laura received her master’s degree in Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 and graduated from Beloit College with a double major in Literary Studies and Theatre Arts (Acting) in 2008. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband James and her chinchilla Barnaby Jones.


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