Imagine all the People

Tilton Library’s Literary & Art Journal: Summer 2020


In the midst of a challenging time, when so many of us would have loved to be inside the library, browsing the stacks and chatting with neighbors about our favorite books and movies, we were instead pushed to find new ways to connect creatively. In the service of building community and celebrating creativity, Tilton offered this debut Summer 2020 issue of the literary and art journal Imagine All the People.

Imagine All the People was a cornerstone of “Imagine Your Story,” the 2020 Summer Reading Program, which included no in-person programming that year out of respect for health, safety, and social distancing due to COVID-19. This old-school printed format also offered an alternative to screen-based programs with which we all felt saturated.

Please enjoy this eclectic mix of genres, including poetry, short fiction, drawing, painting, and photography, all by brave local writers and artists. The Tilton Library wishes to thank these contributors for sharing their work. And we thank you, dear reader, for joining us in creativity and community support. Connection and openness is essential, now more than ever.