Project Bookmark Canada

October 13, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment


Project Bookmark Canada [a nationally registered charity] exists to mark our stories in our spaces, by placing fiction and poetry in the exact Canadian locations where literary scenes are set.” How is it marked? A poster sized plaque is placed in situ with up to 500 words from a story or poem.

On September 29 2016, a plaque honoring Dennis Lee’s book The Cat and the Wizard (illustrated by Gillian Johnson) was unveiled at Casa Loma – #17 on the literary trail across Canada. Checkout the site to discover other sites in Toronto, and across Canada.

You can suggest a book 

“Bookmarks must be from a work of fiction or poetry, published in book form by a recognized publishing company or organization.

The Bookmarked excerpt must be set in an actual and identified location. The reader must be able to stand in the place where the characters or narrators stand in the story. The site can be named in the Bookmarked passage or at some other point in the overall work. 

A Bookmarked passage may be up to 500 words and should be effective as an excerpt—but it should also make you wonder what came before and what comes next, encouraging readers of the Bookmark to become readers of the book.”

Very cool idea, and could be used in so many ways in classrooms. Check it out! Rowan

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