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Year of the Shorts began as a Christmas card to friends and family friends. This functional piece of design contained short stories and anecdotes, keeping the audience entertained throughout the year.

Now in its fifth year I have come to realise I spend much more time on the content than on the design. I love to write as well, but it has been more and more difficult to come up with content on my own.

Yes, I am getting lazy... and this is where I spiel about how I'm breaking new ground...

It is my belief that language is a barrier that is made to be broken. On a blank sheet of paper language is a code to be deciphered and discovered by the audience. Obviously, help is often required in this respect, but the point is that people are not discriminated by race, sex, and annual earnings or demographic. While their names will be present on the piece, as ‘faceless’ authors there is an opportunity to live out dreams and do whatever they want to do. This kind of freedom is not offered enough to the youth of today.
By having people of all abilities existing together on the one output, YOTS becomes the Utopian multicultural template for society. Just because someone is seemingly illiterate does not mean they should miss out on an opportunity like this. Anecdotes, illustrations, poems, and photographs – anything has an opportunity to by used in YOTS.

There is more, I can just never think of it when I'm here...

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At 7:40am on January 5, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 9:18pm on February 28, 2009, tim scannelltim scannell said…
trade poetry
blessed typer...?

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