Oct 3, 2012
Project Bookmark Canada is a national charitable organization that marks places where real and imagined landscapes meet. It does this by installing poster sized ceramic plaques - called Bookmarks - in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set.
Its mission is to develope a network of hundreds of Bookmarks in cities, towns and other areas across the country, allowing Canadians and visitors the chance to read their way across Canada. Its mandate is to promote Canadian writers and writing, to invite readers to Canadian spaces and to encourage reading and literacy through a permanent, prominent exhibit of stories and poems set in Canada.
I caught up with its founder Miranda Hill recently at what has developed into one the most exciting literary destinations/activities in Canada: the Kingston Writers Festival.
Please listen to the story of Bookmark Canada, and how you can participate.