InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Public Art Project in London Turns Benches Into Books

Wind in the Willows bench for NLTJ.M Barrie’s Peter Pan to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are among books that will be given a new life in London next year. The Literacy Trust in Britain is working on a public art project that will bring books to London in an new and innovative way: as public benches.

The project is called Books about Town. Artists have been asked to adapt famous books into benches which will be placed throughout the city in July 2014. The “BookBenches” project is designed to encourage reading. Here is more about the project from the Literacy Trust’s website:

The benches, shaped as open books, will be unveiled in various locations across the capital from next July 2014 and visitors will have the chance to discover them by following literary trails around London.

(Via The Guardian).

 

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!