Awesome Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

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!

May Installation at Hyde Park Records

We are pleased to announce that our next installation, Lampyridae by Kelsey Hoff, will be at Hyde Park Records, at

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.

Stay tuned for updates and photos.

 

Installing “Cables” at RoscoeBooks

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.

April Installation at Roscoe Books

Our home for April will be yet another awesome independent bookstore: RoscoeBooks. We will be installing  Cables, by Caroline S. Knickmeier on Monday, April 4th for your reading pleasure.

RoscoeBooks is located at 2142 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618, just a short walk from the Paulina Brown Line stop.
They are open:
M, W, Sa: 10-7
Th, F: 10-8
Su: 11-7

Make sure to check out their website or Facebook page to keep up with all their news and events!

May Deadline Approaching!

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)!

Cancer Baby Girl at Night

We were lucky to do our install on a cloudy morning and snag a few good photos, but we went back tonight to record our video of Ruby Figueroa’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl.

Here are a couple more images. Don’t miss your chance to visit the installation in person to read the whole poem and get the full experience!

Not pictured: the many people who stopped to pose in front of the camera as we recorded the video. Stay tuned for a blooper reel?