Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cambridge and Waterloo area, Ontario

The 100 notebooks project

Hemingway, Da Vinci, Currie, just a few among many, recorded their thoughts, arts and day-to-day musings in notebooks providing insight into their creative minds. The 100 Notebook Project explores the power and potential of the notebook as a medium for capturing creativity. Our local community is full of inspiring and imaginative people who have their own unique perspectives to share. 100 creative people will be selected and given a notebook to fill with their own thoughts, art and day-to-day explorations. Each of the completed notebooks forms the basis of the 100 Notebook Project Exhibition, a community event to celebrate these unique, creative works. Afterwards, the collection will become a circulating library further sharing the power of the notebook with the public. 

My only concern is that they notebooks will not be authentic enough: whoever makes them might well do rough copies on loose leaf, then make a good copy in the book.
Added a month later.  I like L'Engle's phrase "honest, unpublishable journal" and read in it support for my own criticism (from Brain Pickings).
“You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,” Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers. W.H. Auden once described hisjournal as “a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.”

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