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04-09-2019

Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on Friday


Image of Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on FridaySeniors Ellie Rodriguez and Hampton Smith use the new Short Story Dispenser coming to UNC's campus this week.
Short Story Dispensers, delivering free fiction and poetry at the push of a button, will launch this Friday on the third-annual Arts Everywhere Day in an effort to bring more visibility to the literary talent at UNC.
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04-09-2019

Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on Friday


Image of Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on FridaySeniors Ellie Rodriguez and Hampton Smith use the new Short Story Dispenser coming to UNC's campus this week.
Short Story Dispensers, delivering free fiction and poetry at the push of a button, will launch this Friday on the third-annual Arts Everywhere Day in an effort to bring more visibility to the literary talent at UNC.
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04-01-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


Image of Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in VirginiaShort Edition Business Development Manager Christophe Sibieude and Loic Giraut celebrate the installation with Elizabeth Merrifield and Lisa Nickel of W&M Libraries. (WYDaily/Courtesy W&M Libaries)
On the first night of its debut in Swem Library, the new short story dispenser printed so many short stories – 200 to be exact – that the machine ran out of paper.
“As a library, we want to help students engage in creative activities, pleasure reading and personal enrichment,” said librarian Liz Bellamy. “And the fact that we went through an entire roll of paper the very first day shows that students really want that too,” said Liz Bellamy.
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03-27-2019

Launch Party: Temple’s First Short Story Dispenser


Eventbrite - Temple University Libraries presents Launch Party: Temple’s First Short Story Dispenser - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Student Center South, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.
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03-27-2019

Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reach


Image of Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reachPenn State University Libraries’ Short Edition short story dispensers are now at five of its Commonwealth Campus library locations
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As Penn State University Libraries launches into its third University-wide Libraries Short Stories writing contest, previous Penn State authors’ winning works now have twice the potential to be printed and read across Pennsylvania. The installation this semester of new Short Edition story dispensers at five of its Commonwealth Campus libraries has doubled the University Libraries’ commitment to inspire University-wide creativity and engagement with the literary arts.
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03-26-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


Image of Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in VirginiaShort Edition Business Development Manager Christophe Sibieude (far left) and CEO Loic Giraut (far right) celebrate the installation with Elizabeth Merrifield and Lisa Nickel of W&M Libraries. W&M Libraries photo
On March 1, William & Mary Libraries unveiled its newest addition to Swem Library: a short story dispenser that prints out pieces of flash fiction on demand. The dispenser, produced by French company Short Edition, is the first and currently only of its kind in Virginia.
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03-21-2019

Bud's Short Story Dispenser


Image of Bud's Short Story DispenserSpend a literary minute (or three) with Bud Werner Memorial Library's Short Story Dispenser!
We believe there is always time for a good story – even if you only have a minute. Bud Werner Memorial Library is proud to present Short Edition in Steamboat Springs — Colorado's first short story dispenser.
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03-21-2019

State High Short Story Dispenser


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Snacks routinely come from vending machines at State High, but until recently, punching a button also brought food for thought.
For a month, students and faculty could obtain a free short story from a dispenser on loan from the Penn State Libraries, the latest town-gown partnership between the library systems.
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03-04-2019

Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of button


Image of Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of buttonA Penn State Abington student shows the story she printed from the Short Story Dispenser to Binh Le, reference and instruction librarian. (image Penn State)
ABINGTON, Pa. — The Penn State Abington Library was selected by the University Libraries to install a Short Story Dispenser that delivers original content from around the globe as well as literary pieces submitted by faculty, staff and students.
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03-01-2019

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Short Story Dispenser to share


The Short Story Dispenser will be sharing tales from female authors from Friday, March 1, to Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day.
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02-27-2019

Short-story dispenser shares original writing at the push of a button


Image of Short-story dispenser shares original writing at the push of a buttonFirst installed at the University Park campus in 2017, short-story dispensers are now at many Commonwealth campuses and allow students to choose from one, three or five-minute stories. (Image Penn State)
MEDIA, Pa. — Captured in just a few words, they provide an escape. Choosing from one-, three- or five-minute stories, Penn State Brandywine students can read, interact and share their thoughts with the addition of a new short-story dispenser recently placed in the campus’ Vairo Library.
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02-07-2019

Short Story Dispenser makes its debut in Steamboat, the first in Colorado


Image of Short Story Dispenser makes its debut in Steamboat, the first in ColoradoBud Werner Memorial Library is the first location in Colorado to offer the Short Story Dispenser, a new permanent acquisition. (Courtesy photo by Jennie Lay)
In today's all-too familiar pandemonium of everyday life, free time is often a distant daydream. Reading? For many, that too seems far fetched. The French publishing company, Short Édition, has a solution — one that offers intellectual breaks of spontaneous prose combined with passion. It's known internationally as "The Short Story Dispenser," and it's inspiring a community of readers with more than 100,000 short stories by 9,000 authors from classic literary short works, such as Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf. "Stories elevate our lives," said Jennie Lay, adult programs coordinator for the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
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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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