When: Friday, December 2nd and Saturday 10th, 2011, from 6-9pm -- Dining in Public (DIP), a multi-course, free-range event exploring the connection between belly, mind and funny bone. An exhibit goes up on Friday 2nd and our live event will be on Saturday 10th from 6-9pm. At ARTS Space Obispo, 570 Higuera St., #165 in SLO.
When: Friday, January 7, 2011, from 6 pm-9 pm -- Happy in Public. San Luis Obispo readers share the words that make them happy: ARTS Space Obispo, 570 Higuera St., #165 in SLO.
When: August 2010 -- An experiment in print: San Louie.
When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 -- Typing In Public!
When: Now & Ongoing -- Read all about Library! now installed at the Sanitarium in San Luis Obispo.
When: August 1, 2009
What: Reading In Public (RIP!) was formed to celebrate the written word by way of community performance in public spaces. The project began as a response to the shifting landscape in publishing, and the realization that more and more of us are writing in public, as bloggers and tweeters, for instance. Similarly, we sought to broadcast words in public, through the simple act of reading on a noisy street corner, or as performance, with readers directly engaging onlookers.
On Saturday, August 1st, beginning at 10am, we wheeled the Reading Chair to various downtown locations in San Luis Obispo, California, where assigned readers took turns sitting and reading. Our readers were people of all ages and walks of life who shared a passion not only for words, but for story telling. They chose their own reading materials and crafted their own performances.
Thanks to everyone who joined us wherever they saw the Reading Chair. We'll see you same time next year :)
We're currently working on several smaller projects, so do check back for updates. And you can always see who's reading outdoors, worldwide, right here.
Anam Cre Pottery
New Times SLO
Robert E. Kennedy Library
Sally Loo's Cafe
SLO Children's Museum
SLO County Library
SLO Little Theater
ARTS Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council. ARTS Obispo is a nonprofit, arts advocacy group that works to advance the arts in SLO County.
Our online friends:
Gapers Block Book Club
Jacket Copy, Los Angeles Times
International Reading Association
Blue Ant Studio
We're creating a visual rest stop on Flickr, of people all over the world, reading in public.
We're partial to reading dogs, so e-mail us an image of yourself or your dog reading outdoors! We'll take drawings, too :)