Napkin story photos
Napkin Stories was Tiny Owl’s first project to help connect local Brisbane writers with their communities. The project saw 12 stories about ‘love’ (first love, unrequited love and heart break) printed on 3,000 paper napkins and distributed across 16 local cafes.
The napkins were free and distributed on 14 Feb to add something a little different to Valentine’s Day. The mighty wonderful napkin story authors were: Alana Eising; Jack Vening; John Back; Freya Wright-Brough; Elysa Riedel Edmondston; Tom Heathwood; Chloe Townson; Steven Beeston; Megan McGrath; Samuel Maguire; Sam George-Allen; and Madeleine Laing.
Here are some of the pictures people from across Brisbane shared with us.
12 Responses to “Napkin story photos”
What a brilliant idea. Are they retailing in Canada?
Hi Catherine. Thanks.
No. The napkins were free and only available through Brisbane cafes.Though we would have sent them further afield if we’d had time and places to send them to. We’re doing it again in October for Halloween.
Halloween – good idea for some spooky stories. I wish you the best of luck, Sue. :)
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Why is this contest only open to three cities for the napkin stories – Halloween theme? Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada has a lot of ghost stories, ghosts, haunted pubs, restaurants and cafes and that’s not even on October 31st.
Good point. Tiny Owl is a small press, so it comes down to costs unfortunately. We’d love to include more cities but funds only stretch so far.
Sue – Tiny Owl
What company printed these… it’s awesome :D
Creative Emporium in Brisbane printed the napkins. They’re lovely to work with.
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Them’s mighty kind words Peter Ball, mighty kind indeed.