Literary Garden: Bringing the Idea to Fruition
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Williams, Sarah C.; Chambers, Jessica
In 2006, Illinois State University’s Milner Library partnered with the university’s Horticulture Center to establish a Literary Garden at the Horticulture Center. Starting only with the idea of bringing together nature and literature, the Literary Garden concept developed into plans to connect literary passages to the nature that inspired the author and to make these connections throughout the Horticulture Center with signs that provide information about the authors and audio recordings of select passages. Limited resources and technological constraints slowed the actual establishment of the Literary Garden, but in September 2015, the Literary Garden made its debut. This poster highlights the Midwestern authors and their works currently featured and shares information about how the Literary Garden came to fruition, including identifying passages, securing copyright permissions, organizing audio recordings, creating signs, and using QR codes.
USAIN 2016 Conference Poster Session
Libraries; Literature; Horticulture; Authors; USAIN; Conference