Finally! Here are some images from our current installation, Kelsey Hoff’s poem, Lampyridae, at 57th Street Books.
As we mentioned before, we are a little behind schedule, so you still have plenty of time to come see this fantastic window display (thanks to 57th Street Books for the thematic selection of books and surprises) in person. We’ll be sharing more documentation soon, but please enjoy these images in the meantime.
Literature Emitting Diodes was made possible by a grant from the Chicago chapter of the Awesome Foundation, so we were so excited to join other grantees and trustees to celebrate their 5th anniversary last night.
We also had an opportunity to win a grant extension through a quick pitch on stage and then a round of questions and live voting. We didn’t get the extension, but we had a great time hearing about all the other projects. It was incredibly inspiring to see what can happen when the community comes together to support creative interventions in the everyday.
Take some time to look through the Chicago Awesome Foundation’s website and see some of the other recent/ongoing projects – there are some fantastic things going on right here in the second city!
We are pleased to announce that our next installation, Lampyridae by Kelsey Hoff, will be at Hyde Park Records, at 1377 E. 53rd St.! We’ll be setting up Monday, May 2nd, so make sure to check it out throughout the month.
Hyde Park Records is open from 11-8 every day, so if you’re into music (and books) you should stop by during business hours. As always, you’ll be able to read our display 24/7.
Here are a few images from this morning’s installation at RoscoeBooks (including Carley entering the ultra-top-secret password into our display).
We carefully gaffed our extension cord over the bookcases, which took longer than it should have because we kept getting distracted by all the books in front of us. If you like literature, then you’ll definitely want to stop by and browse for yourself!
We’ll be sharing more photos of the Caroline S. Knickmeier’s poem, Cables, soon, so check back.
Attention writers: we are currently accepting work for our May installation. The deadline is April 5th, so send us up to 3 pieces that are each under 500 words. Go to our Submissions Page for more details.
June will be our final installation, so this is your second to last chance to get your work on our LED display (and our website, and in our forthcoming print anthology)!
We’re so grateful to Belli’s Chicago in Pilsen for hosting our project in their wonderful juicebar and market. We took advantage of the cloudy day to bring you a few photos (posted below) from this morning’s installation. Ruby Figueroa’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl, will be up for the next three weeks right on 18th and Allport.