Imagine a library where people are the books. Where reading a book takes the form of a dynamic conversation about an aspect of the author's lived experience.
The Human Library Project took place over a span of four days in March at the Winnipeg Public Library. There readers had the opportunity to borrow a human book for up to a half hour of conversation in the library about the book's specific topic.
Noreen Mae Ritsema had the chance to check out a human library in Winnipeg where she interviewed one of the books. Read the article about her experience on the Bound But Not Gagged blog.
Noreen Mae Ritsema is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor, and the books and blogging intern at rabble.ca.