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(In)visible Libraries

30 November 2023, 11:00am3:00pm
01 December 2023, 11:00am3:00pm
02 December 2023, 11:00am3:00pm
Location Create Quarter
The Quad
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Imagine you were standing in the middle of a Library but couldn’t see or read any of the books...  

Immerse yourself in how libraries are made visible for those who are blind or visually impaired with (In)visible Libraries, an event illuminating the extraordinary languages of poetry and braille. 

Over 3 days, drop in and explore poetry books in print and braille, hear from our (In)visible Libraries poets in residence for a daily poetry reading from 12.30-1.15pm and contribute to growing the accessibility of the State Collection for blind communities. 

Or book in a spot and sit with artists and State Library fellows Leisa Shelton and Marisa Sposaro, read your favourite poem, and watch as it is transcribed into braille and typed print. (Sold out) 

Your poem will then be bound alongside other publicly curated prose into a hand sewn book and added to the Library’s Collection, increasing the accessibility of these works. 

Places are strictly limited for the transcribed poetry activity, so book your ticket now. 

This program has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Melbourne. 

If you require assistance booking, please reach out using the following methods:

About Marisa Sposaro 

Marisa Sposaro is a writer, activist, social worker and radio broadcaster. Her work spans community engagement, advocacy for the experience of the sight-impaired community and championing braille as a central, living language for her community.  

About Leisa Shelton 

Leisa Shelton is a performance artist, teacher, mentor and curator whose work focuses on collaboration and advocacy for resilient communities of practice. Her recent projects have focused on diverse experiences of the world and ways to be within it.