Hello and goodbye (guest post from Jessica Falzerano)

April 28, 2006

This is a hello, nice to meet you as well as a goodbye, it has been great blog. I failed to ever write a hello, this is who I am blog entry and so now I am combining the two. Well, to start, I am Jessica Falzerano a graduating senior at MCLA as well as Inkberry’s spring intern. The past few months here at Inkberry have been an amazing experience for me for numerous reasons.

I have been welcomed with open arms and been given creative freedom to try out my wings in this safe and comfortable environment called Inkberry. I have also created, facilitated and nurtured a writing workshop for MCLA students here at Inkberry. I am sad to have become apart of North Adams’ writing community when I am about to leave but I have enjoyed these few months of being immersed in it immensely. Inkberry is an amazing organization that offers so much to a town like North Adams, and I have been honored to be a part of its dedicated staff and to share my passion of writing with their own. So, here it is: goodbye, it has been amazing!


A to ‘Zine is going to print! (Guest post from Jill Gilbreth)

April 25, 2006

Inkberry offered its first free ‘zine writing workshop this spring in cooperation with Youth Center, Inc. with the help of a generous grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

“A to ‘Zine,” designed and authored by students from Adams Memorial Middle School, is the result of a five week workshop on ‘zine writing taught by writer Kate Merrigan and made possible by a grant from the William J. and Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire, and Savoy.

This Friday, the contributors of “A to ‘Zine” will be reading from their poems and essays at Cafe Topia at 6 pm. The reading is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Copies of “A to ‘Zine” will be on hand at the reading. Join us!

Inkstrav invites!

April 20, 2006

As soon as we get our spiffy new summer calendars out the door (we plan to prep the mailing on Friday and ship them out on Monday), our thoughts will turn more securely to Inkstravaganza, the celebration of our fifth anniversary, which happens on June 10th. The invitations are in, and they’re beautiful. (They also conveniently match the posters we’re going to be printing, using the same design.) Want a sneak peek?

Inkberry + flickr = happy

April 7, 2006

I got my first digital camera about a year ago. Not long thereafter, I got myself an account at flickr.com. I uploaded pictures and sorted them into sets (albums), and after a short while I created an inkberry photoset. That worked fine…for a while.

But we’ve reached a point where more than one person involved with inkberry takes digital pictures. And we’re starting to have a large enough photo collection that it’d be nice to be able to organize it into subsets — little albums for different events, or different components of what we do.

So now inkberry has its own flickr account. Right now it features a few photos from ‘zineberry, our middle school ‘zine-writing workshop.

I probably won’t delete the inkberry photos from my own account. We’ve linked to several of them in blog posts, and I don’t want those links to go bad. But over time, we’ll copy the old inkberry photos into the new inkberry account, and that’ll be the place to look for pictorial proof of what we’ve been doing.

So if you have a flickr account, add inkberry to your contacts list! We’re happy to offer a little window into what we’re up to.