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Wanderground has been invited & will participate….

Learn how to access Rhode Island archives for stories of solidarity & sources of inspiration for your creative projects.

About this event
How can stories from the past inspire today’s activist storytelling? Join What Cheer Writers Club for Inside the Archives: The Art of Then to learn how to access sources of inspiration in Rhode Island’s collections. Archivists from Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island State Archives, Tomaquag Museum, and Wanderground Lesbian Archives/Library will showcase artifacts from our state’s activist movements and offer insight into their collections, including how local writers can access materials to support, inspire and substantiate their creative projects. This event is FREE.

For more details and to register, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-archives-the-art-of-then-tickets-385848301657


Lesbians WriteOn™ Event

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:00 pm (ET)

Mev Miller (Lesbrarian/Instigator) will introduce Wanderground – the archive/library she’s currently developing. She will discuss the vision, journey, and future of the archive and provide a sneak peek into some of the holdings currently in the collection. Participants will have a chance to write and share about why Lesbian archives are important to individuals and communities of Lesbians.

Since the early 1980s, Mev Miller has developed an extensive library of Lesbian/feminist publications – nearly 3,000 volumes and counting.  She had been an active participant in the Women in Print Movement as a bookseller, editor, writer, reviewer, promoter, and more. She’s currently the Lesbrarian /Instigator creating Wanderground – a community-based Lesbian Archive/Library in Rhode Island for the New England region.

To learn more, send an email to LesbiansWriteOn@gmail.com


Book title: Lesbian Nation

The Wanderground Showcase Sampling at the Providence Public Library was a great success.
Thank you to all who attended and promoted this event.

COMING SOON – We will be developing a series of online presentations built on the Curator’s Guide of this event. Watch for details later in Fall, 2022.


If you Missed Our March Events…

March 8, 2022
A Peek into the Herstory of Lesbian Activities in Rhode Island through Archival Materials

March 27, 2022

Readings by Local Rhode Island Lesbian Authors



Wanderground Research Project 2021-2022 – A Summary of the Findings

DateTopic
February 4Blog posting in News
Announcement – Press Release & Emails w/ Schedule …
and Research Participation, a summary of who participated in the research
February 11Blog posting in News
I Found My People
What were our first encounters with Lesbian publications and how they made us feel.
February 18Blog posting in News
Creating Communities & Activisms
Beyond publications, where else did we find other Lesbians? Where did we go to find ourselves and each other?  How was Lesbian/feminist organizing impacted by Lesbian artistic expression?
February 25Blog posting in News
Sisters Doing It for Ourselves
What did we create here in Rhode Island? Introducing RI authors, musicians, and some others….
March 4Blog posting in News
Who Needs Archives (and why the Name “Wanderground”)?
Are Lesbians in Rhode Island enthusiastic about an archive in RI? What can we learn from other Lesbian archives around the country?
March 11Blog posting in News
Do I Count?? How to Collect Your Life in Memorabilia
Information for how to save your own “stuff” – and why!
March 18Blog posting in News
Collaborations & Information Sharing
There are other LGBTQ collections in RI! How we can work together and complement each other?
March 25Blog posting in News
Wanderground – Bigger Visions for Space & Collections
March 31Blog posting in News
What’s Next???
Moving Wanderground into the future…
logo RI Council for the humanities

March 2022 events are made possible through mini-grant funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Book title: Lesbians Speak Out

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