March 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HURON COUNTY – The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is excited to be hosting a new joint project between the Huron County Library and the Photography Club of Bayfield that will combine the words of Alice Munro stories with photo images of Huron County.
Huron County Library book clubs will be reading a selection of Alice Munro stories over the next month in order to pull quotes from the stories that are visually descriptive of the places and landscapes of Huron County. The list of quotes will then be circulated to members of the Photography Club of Bayfield who will have the opportunity to either shoot new photographs based on the quotes or match them to existing images from their inventory of Huron County photos. “We have amazing book clubs in our communities throughout the county,” says Jenni Boles, Branch Services Librarian for Huron County Library. “It is exciting that these groups have an opportunity to use their love of books and reading to help creatively celebrate this local, Nobel Prize winning author.”
“Members of the Photography Club of Bayfield are excited about the opportunity to contribute their images to a new creative event in the county,” says Marty Bond, of the PCoB.
A jury of representatives from Huron County Library, Photography Club of Bayfield and Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story will select the images that will be framed and exhibited during the 2016 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story taking place June 2 to 5, 2016. Following the Festival, photos from the “Alice Munro Country” exhibit will be displayed in library branches across Huron County.
The photography exhibit will open on Friday, June 3 in Wingham as part of the opening reception of the 2016 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story. This year’s Festival program will be announced soon and, along with a full line-up of author presentations and writing workshops, will also include a half-day landscape photography workshop on “Photographing Alice Munro Country” with Don Martel.
Fans of Alice Munro’s work and members of the public are invited to participate as well. Anyone interested in being part of this exciting project is asked to submit found quotes to their local library branch by April 1, 2016.
For more information please contact:
Bayfield Photography Club – Conrad Kuiper email: Conrad.firstname.lastname@example.org
Huron County Library – Jenni Boles, Branch Services Librarian, (519) 482-5457 ext. 3 email@example.com