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11-30-2018

Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories?


Image of Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories?The Short Story Dispenser at Capilano University
Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories? Neither had these passersby. #CapilanoU #CapU50 #CapUPride #NorthVan #literatureonthego #bcedu @short_edition
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10-31-2018

Short story dispensers now seeking talent from local writers


Image of Short story dispensers now seeking talent from local writersThe short story dispensers located across campus are now seeking content submissions from local writers on top of Penn State students and faculty members.
Penn State launched the short story dispensers on campus and in Schlow Library earlier this year to become the first institution to collaborate with Short Edition of Grenoble, France.
The dispensers allow you to choose a short story that takes anywhere between one and five minutes to read. Two of the four dispensers on campus are located at the entrances of the Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
“Since Schlow has a Short Edition dispenser from the start, it made sense to explore the possibility of adding community stories to our community content,” said Hailley Fargo, student engagement librarian for Penn State University Libraries.
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09-13-2018

UTA first in Texas to promote literacy through short story dispenser


Image of UTA first in Texas to promote literacy through short story dispenserThe UTA Library has installed a short story dispenser on the second floor of the UTA Central Library for readers and writers.
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries recently installed the first short story dispenser in the state of Texas.
“This machine allows our community to take printed literature on the go,” said Rebecca Bichel, UTA dean of Libraries. “We want to encourage literacy and the short story dispenser allows us to present great writing easily packaged for instant gratification. This is a way for the library to support and encourage literacy in a new way.”
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04-06-2018

[ US ] Akron-Summit County Public Library selected to offer short story kiosks through Public Library Association project


Akron-Summit County Public Library is one of four public libraries nationwide to offer Short Story Dispensers, or kiosks that dispense written works at the touch of a button.
The Public Library Association, community publisher Short Edition and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation partnered to offer this program to four select libraries in the United States.


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04-06-2018

[ US ] A Vending Machine Now Distributes Free Short Stories at Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope


Image of [ US ] A Vending Machine Now Distributes Free Short Stories at Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope

I loved the idea of a vending machine, a dispensing machine that doesn’t dispense potato chips or beer or coffee for money but gives you art. I especially liked the fact that you didn’t put money in. - Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Thusly did filmmaker Coppola arrange for a free Short Edition story vending machine to be installed in Café Zoetrope, his San Francisco restaurant.
The French-built machine is the perfect companion for solitary diners, freely dispensing tales on skinny, eco-friendly paper with the push of a button.


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04-03-2018

[ US ] The latest US import from France: Short Story Vending Machine


A new French cultural phenomenon is spreading to the US. It’s not creamy cheese or baby-feeding crazes, but very short short stories, printed out on scrolls of paper and dispensed for free from vending machines.


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04-02-2018

[ US ] The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you


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The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you!
[...] It’s the slender contraption, a kind of vending machine, that stands in the middle of the front room: a Short Story Dispenser.


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02-28-2018

[ US ] Libraries' Short Stories website launches with University-wide fiction contest


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Penn State University Libraries launched its Penn State-exclusive creative writing platform today (Feb. 28), enabling anyone with an active psu.edu email address to join the site to submit, vote and comment on others’ original works. To celebrate, the Libraries’ Short Stories website is hosting its first short story competition with the theme “New Beginnings,” and winners’ works will be added to Penn State’s first set of short story dispensers on the University Park campus.
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02-15-2018

[ US ] 16 Wackiest Vending Machines around the World


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1. Short Stories: If you’re looking to pick up a local read during your next trip up north, stop by the Edmonton International Airport and make your way over to the Short Story Dispenser. This machine offers one-, three-, and five-minute short stories by a local Edmontonian authors and, best of all, it’s completely free to use!
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01-15-2018

[ Canada ] Edmonton airport gets short story vending machine


Image of [ Canada ] Edmonton airport gets short story vending machineEdmonton International Airport
Waiting in line at the Edmonton International Airport just got a bit less boring thanks to the recent addition of a short story vending machine. With the punch of a button on the Short Story Dispenser, weary travellers can select a free one-, three-, or five-minute read by a local author, which is printed on a “papyrus” – a small scroll of paper much like the receipt you get from an ATM.
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01-08-2018

[ US ] The Short Story Dispenser shows print is not dead at CES 2018


Image of [ US ] The Short Story Dispenser shows print is not dead at CES 2018Francis Ford Coppola liked the machine so much, he bought one
At any given moment our phones have access to nearly all of the world's knowledge, literature, history and science. Despite such rich resources, many of us opt to kill time by scrolling through social media, messages or random videos. The French company Short Edition is out to change how we spend our time waiting with its Short Story Dispenser.
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12-27-2017

[ US ] Columbus City Schools Will Now Offer Free, On Demand Short Stories


Columbus kids are about to have access to something that would have blown my mind as a child. I’m not talking about iPads in classrooms or other high-tech gadgets. Columbus City Schools is installing story kiosks around the city to promote reading.
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