- Baking soda volcanoes are welcome, colorful graphs encouraged.
- We have near-unlimited room for wall poster displays. Out-of-town writers are encouraged to submit posters, rather than moping at home all night on Facebook.
- We'll need a short proposal for any table-top display, due by June 1st. A couple sentences are just fine.
- Submit your carefully considered experiment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Plot the effects that prolonged exposure to an audio recording of your poetry has on cattle grazing patterns over a six month period.
- Place a page of your manuscript in three different kinds of potting soil: plain (control), loved (variable 1), and unloved (variable 2).
- Design the ideal underwater adventure suit for your novel's hero, whether or not your novel at any point occurs underwater.
The Library will provide a "trebuchet," (which, as far as I can tell, is a $5.00 word for "catapult," and has nothing to do with the typeface of the same name), allowing proud authors to "celebrate by launching [their] work into space--or at least halfway down the block. Read a paragraph, then release!" And in the spirit of one of the favorite uses of the trebuchet in the Dark Ages, pitching plague-riddled corpses into the enemy's castle, writers can also take this opportunity to position their less-than-stellar efforts a little higher in the heavenly firmament. Finally, disappointed readers are invited to contribute any publication whose content simply makes them want to hurl.
(Image Courtesy of Eric Bartholomew.)