Monday, February 16, 2015

New (old) Alice display in Chilliwack library

Alice is in the library. After several years of looking through bubble wrap, Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, is looking out over student efforts in the Chilliwack library.

Alice says she’s happy to be back after years in a back cupboard where she could hear students, but she couldn’t see them. She’s also happy to be still inspiring new creative works. The list of Alice-influenced projects is long and includes music such as The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and Jefferson Airplane’s song White Rabbit. Her film, television and theatrical influences include The Matrix, Pan’s Labyrinth, Alice at the Palace, the film Alice by Tim Burton, featuring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, and an upcoming Alice film purported to feature some of the actors from Tim Burton’s film. Her literary influences include Go Ask Alice, White Stone, The Alice Poems, Alice I have been, Splintered, Unhinged, The Looking Glass Wars, Alice in the Country of Hearts, Hatter M, and Alice in Zombieland.

Visit the Chilliwack library to view a selection of books about Lewis Carroll and his creations or about modern culture based on his creations or see the library’s online display: Alice will stay in the library long enough to inspire a Mad Hatters tea party in the Chilliwack library in March. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Posted by Lisa

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