Miranda Hill and PROJECT BOOKMARK CANADA
Miranda Hill is the author of the story collection Sleeping Funny (Doubleday 2012) and the winner of the 2011 Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. As the founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada, she manages the day-to-day activities of this charitable organization that exists mark the places where real and imagined spaces meet.
Project Bookmark Canada places text from stories and poems in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set. The first Bookmark -- a passage from Michael Ondaatje's IN THE SKIN OF A LION -- was installed at the Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto in April of 2009. Project Bookmark Canada now has 10 installations around Ontario, and is working on installations across the country.
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Author Archives: Miranda Hill
Allegra Young likes to dip her paddle in many parts of Canadian culture. She is the Recording and Licensing Manager for Centrediscs – the contemporary, Canadian classical music label of the Canadian Music Centre based in Toronto, and was once … Continue reading
This week, our Literary Pilgrimages series returns with an essay by Kevin Sylvester. Kevin Sylvester is a renaissance guy: an illustrator, hockey player, community builder, broadcaster and author, most recently of the award-winning series for young readers the Neil Flambe … Continue reading
This week, we take a break from our Literary Pilgrimages series to let you know about our newest Bookmark. On October 15th in Vancouver’s Chinatown, Project Bookmark Canada will be unveiling Bookmark 12: Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony. In addition … Continue reading
Fair is fair. A few weeks ago, Kristen den Hartog gave me an opportunity to tell a story on her blog and now I have engaged her to share a story with the Project Bookmark Canada followers. Thanks Kristen! Kristen … Continue reading
I met Julie two years ago at the unveiling of the Bookmark for Elizabeth Hay’s Garbo Laughs. She told me loved the idea of Project Bookmark Canada and would love to transfer the concept to Chicago. Julie then attended the … Continue reading
Welcome to the second installment of our series Literary Pilgrimages, in which we invite readers to tell us how stories and poems drew them to a place or changed their images of it. Last spring, I gave a talk at … Continue reading
As some of you may know, in addition to being a reader and a lover of Canada’s stories and spaces, I’m also a writer, and this fall I’ll be spending a lot of time on the road, reading from my … Continue reading
Last week we installed the 11th Bookmark in our series: Al Pittman’s poem “The Sea Breeze Lounge” in Woody Point, Newfoundland. As the first Bookmark outside our initial cluster in Ontario, the occasion was bound to be a significant one, … Continue reading
It’s been a long, hot summer and what this means for the Bookmark installations is lots of tagging. Not the artistic, interpretive kind – just the kind that obliterates what’s underneath. Three Bookmarks have succumbed in the past few weeks, … Continue reading
I’ll be spending the holidays reading for new Bookmarks. I hope you, too will have some prologued reading time over the next few weeks. If you’re still looking for a gift for some of your reading friends, please consider a … Continue reading