Memory Makes Us is a new project from if:book Australia that explores the role of memory in writing and reading and highlights the frequently transient nature of books, whether on paper or screen. In the first stage of Memory Makes Us, we need your help. We're looking for long-term memories: the moments, thoughts, objects and feelings that stay with you. They might be significant, funny, strange or simply mundane: if it’s yours and you’re willing to share, then we want to see it.
What we're looking for:
- Short texts (about a paragraph long)
- Photos or images
- Videos (something you've captured or just talk to the camera)
We're putting together an online repository of memories which will contain many of the submissions to this site. Take a look. We're posting new work to the repository manually, so please be aware your work won't appear there instantly. Also please note that the work you submit must be your own. If you use any copyrighted material (images or songs in particular), we won't be able to use it for the project.
You can post your memories to the if:book web site from now until early July.
On 9th July, celebrated author Kate Pullinger will write a new work live and in public at the State Library of Queensland. Your collected memories will form Kate's source material.
On the day, you will able to read her work online as it develops or you can drop in to the library if you're in town. We will post more details about this even as the time draws nearer.