Pam Hall launching 'Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge' in St. John's!

September 11, 2017

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Join renowned artist Pam Hall as she launches her new book and extraordinary research project “Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II,” co-published by ISER Books and Breakwater Books. Pam will give a reading from the book and talk techniques, traditions and rural Newfoundland. 

September 22nd at 3:00pm at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies (3rd floor, QEII Library). 

Books will be available for sale, admission is free, snacks and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

From boat-building to berries, from knitting socks to mending nets, Towards an Encyclopediaof Local Knowledge vividly presents the rich, place-based knowings and doings of more than one hundred knowledge-holders from rural Newfoundland. Renowned artist Pam Hall perfectly marries her singular artistic vision and her exhaustive community-based research in a stunning celebration and preservation of rural knowledge. These images and texts come together to reveal and revalue the local in a time when globalizing forces seem overwhelming.