Bluebird Books Bus Rolls Into Kolaj Fest New Orleans


The Bluebird Books Bus is a mobile book-arts studio housed in a converted short bus. Artist-owner Mitzi Gordon is bringing the bus and a crew of artists from St. Petersburg, Florida for Kolaj Fest New Orleans.

“Founded in 2011, the Bluebird Books Bus spreads book culture throughout the land to promote literacy, expression, and craft. Our goal is to encourage people of all ages to slow down and connect with words in a way that inspires empathy and creativity. Our little blue bus rolls in with pop-up programs anywhere we can connect with diverse audiences to share books and magazines, collage art, typewriter poetry, paper craft, zine making, and more. Since launching, the bus has facilitated more than 10,000 interactions—reading, writing, and making with people in Florida and Georgia—and the road continues as we journey far and wide to bring book culture directly into communities.”

“My aim while in town with the bus is to present pop-ups that provide book exchange, encourage paper art/zine-making, and showcase works on paper by a variety of artists,” said Gordon.

Kolaj Fest New Orleans attendees and the public in general is invited to visit the bus, make art, and check out what this dynamic group of artists is up to. The Bluebird Books Bus will be parked outside of Kolaj Fest venues, the precise location will be announced each morning at the Daily Collage Congress.

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Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society, July 12-15, 2018. Visit the website to learn more, see an overview of the program, and register to attend.