Ex Libris: The Art of Contemporary World Bookplates
Exhibit at the American Bookbinders Museum.
Exhibit at the American Bookbinders Museum.
This international, juried exhibition will be held March 2-26, 2023 at Spark North Gallery in Denver's thriving Santa Fe Art District. It is part of a statewide, bi-annual Month of Photography celebration. The deadline to submit is January 12, 2023. Selections will be made by Gregory Roybl, Curator, Special & Distinct Collections, University of Colorado Libraries and Alicia Bailey, Director, Abecedarian […]
Compelling, contemplative, and visionary: these are words that have been used to describe the work of artist and bookbinder Timothy C. Ely. Showcasing approximately forty manuscript books, drawings and prints created by Ely over the past fifty years, Cognitive Distance: the Bookworks and Thoughtforms of Timothy C. Ely introduces gallery visitors to Ely’s extraordinary version of world-building. […]
The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah has a pre-recorded workshop available for purchase for those interested in learning about perfect binding. Looking for a simple way to bind single sheets or folios? This workshop presents the perfect solution: the perfect binding! Using a modified approach based on machine binding processes for commercial […]
Matty Dalrymple discusses Using Short Works to Grow Your Author Business, including using non-fiction books as calling cards to other income streams and using short fiction to interest readers in longer works. On the non-fiction front, Matty uses her own experience with her short non-fiction works (Taking the Short Tack: Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short […]
The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except for months with holidays around that time, in which case look out for special updates). This month's meeting will be held via Zoom. This event is free and open to all editors. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com to be […]
SFCB’s exhibition Cognitive Distance introduces viewers to Timothy C. Ely’s extraordinary worldbuilding through his work in bookbinding, printmaking, and drawing. Highlighting over 50 of Ely’s works, Cognitive Distance provides an exceptional overview of both the artist and his works. At this in person event, exhibition curator Jennie Hinchcliff discusses her favorite works in the exhibition, shares insights into Ely’s […]
with Margaret Malone This class is for experienced writers who are dedicated to starting the first draft of a story collection over the course of six months. Participants should have experience writing stories and familiarity with the elements of literary short fiction including scene, character, conflict, place, and revision. We will study individual stories by […]
Publishers Roundtables offer a chance to engage in open-forum discussions on the ever-changing landscape of publishing. Everyone is welcome, including publishers, associates, and staff at all levels. Please note this PubWest session will not be recorded in order for participants to feel comfortable interacting openly and having frank discussions within the bounds of our conduct […]
In Googie Modern: Architectural Drawings of Armet Davis Newlove, authors Michael Murphy and Alan Hess take readers inside the private archives of the forward-thinking trio dubbed the “fathers of Googie.” Inspiring not just artists and filmmakers but the public at large, their futuristic coffee shops and restaurants made dining out a space-age experience, just as […]
with author Lawrence Weschsler and photographer Stephen Berkman An antic tale of investigative perplexities and vertiginous inquiry results when author Lawrence Weschler tracks down Stephen Berkman, the wet-collodion devotee who claims to have discovered a trove of work by Shimmel Zohar, a 19th-century photographer who chronicled the Jewish immigrant community of the Lower East Side.
with Radhika Sharma In this intensive workshop, students will write and revise their short stories focusing on craft elements such as characters, voice, subtext, and story structure. At the end of the six weeks, students will have created a dossier of up to 20 pages of new work and received detailed feedback from the instructor. […]
Glenda Carroll in Conversation with Vera Chan You’re reading over a draft of your book. You pause, scratch your head, and think, ‘this fictional café is taking over my story.” Then you decide, that’s not a bad thing. Facebook Saturday Live kicks off the new year with “Characters Who Aren’t People: When Places Play a […]
Explore Dafi Kühne's dynamic typographic letterpress posters during this special in-person event at Letterform Archive. The letterpress posters of Dafi Kühne are vivid, loud, and definitely atypical of letterpress style. Why would a designer choose to use analog technology to produce posters in the 21st century if not to get that classic look? Join to […]
This coffee chat centers people who work as editors and are living with disability and/or chronic illness. It is open to everyone. The idea was partly inspired by an active peer group currently hosted by the Society of Authors (https://www.societyofauthors.org/Groups/Authors-Disabilities-Illnesses-Network). Group agreements that will be open for discussion at the start of the chat: * […]
John McWade, publisher of the legendary Before & After magazine, recalls the era and steps us through time-honored key design techniques
Hosted/Organized by: PPN This event is open to anyone in the book-publishing industry and provides a great opportunity for connection. Grab a drink and come and catch up, share news, and get advice. We generally hold virtual meetups over Zoom on the third Thursday of each month, not just because this is the safest way […]
with James Napoli The art and craft of writing for the screen is a skill that all authors would do well to have in their creative arsenals. On one level, prose fiction, memoir, non-fiction, all these forms have been, and will continue to be, sought out by the film industry as foundations for works in […]
The College Book Art Association is excited to be continuing our series of on-line presentations and we are soliciting proposals for 2023. The deadline is February 28th. Presentations can fall into one of three categories: § Option A - Talking through the production process of one project / artist book § Option B - Workshop / […]
For millions of Muslims, the Qur’an is sacred only in the original Arabic. Revealed to an Arab merchant Muhammad in 7th century Arabia, it calls itself “an Arabic Qur’an”. At once lyrical and adamantine, it resists translation into any other language. Yet scholars have tried to cross the barrier, rendering it into numerous classical and […]
with Coleman Stevenson If you allow them to, ideas for art and writing can come from absolutely anywhere. This creative generation class will put that theory to the test, through a series of experiments in creative problem-solving, spontaneous and chance-based play, and other exploratory prompts that challenge you to work outside your normal modes and […]
Translator Paul Eprile in conversation with biographer Judith Thurman, moderated by writer and poet Zack Rogow An online panel of internationally renowned translators and biographers discuss Colette's recently reprinted classic novels, Cheri and The End of Cheri. Cosponsored by The New York Review of Books and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
with Frances Badalamenti Autofiction is a unique genre (or non-genre) that combines the autobiographical with the fictional. In this course, we will take a close look at the craft of autofiction. We will read novel excerpts, short stories and novellas. We will also look at craft essays on the form. The goal over the twelve […]
Performed by Lorri Holt. Directed by David Ford and Jayne Wenger. Co-written by Zack Rogow A one-woman show about the amazing life of the French author Colette, performed by Lorri Holt, Directed by David Ford and Jayne Wenger, Co-written by Zack Rogow. Cosponsored by the New York Review of Books and City Lights Booksellers & […]
with Wendy Noonan Writers often use musical techniques to access states of consciousness we associate with grief. Lyrical writing prioritizes music, rhythm, and emotion over the narrative arc. The goal of this course is to find entry into writing through reading, conversation,and various prompts and exercises to catalyze memory and thinking. We will consider how […]
Calling all publishers! What do you wish you had known when you first started your career? Make plans to join us for a session on Friday, January 27 (11am PT) with students from the Denver Publishing Institute to give feedback on effective resumes, cover letters, and networking. Share your words of wisdom with people who are […]
San Francisco Center for the Book and San Francisco Public Library join forces to present a retrospective look at the role the color copier played in avant-garde art movements in the Bay Area. Positively Charged: Copier Art in the Bay Area Since the 1960s comprises a single exhibition across two venues that explores the histories […]
We are slowly but surely beginning to incorporate live events into our schedule. January is traditionally Self-Pub month. We have asked Janet Dawson, Peggy Lucke, and Michael Nava to join MWA NorCal for a panel discussion on setting up your own publishing house. We will ask them to weigh in on the pros and cons […]
Susan Griffin has been one of the most influential voices in feminism for more than fifty years. Often credited with launching the ecofeminism movement, she has penned twenty books, including the seminal and gorgeously written Woman and Nature. She pioneered a form of writing that melds essay, memoir, poetry, philosophy, and social critique, exploring additional topics […]
The creative career of Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora (1876-1947) was both compelling and diverse. In addition to being a painter, muralist, sculptor, building designer, cartographer, actor, set designer, cowboy, and husband and father, Mora was very involved with work on paper. It is his work as an illustrator, cartoonist, printer, and author that so closely […]
During this 10-week online workshop, which meets Tuesday evenings from January 29-April 4, participants will create their own original typefaces as they gain an understanding of the methodologies and software used to produce high-quality digital type. The primary goal of this workshop is to show participants how to systematically think about type and successfully structure […]
PubWest is excited to bring you three days of networking and education at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. We're thrilled to be overlapping with The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI)'s Book Manufacturing Mastered conference. PubWest and BMI will take this opportunity to bring attendees from both groups together for some networking and educational events. BMI attendees will register […]
Our Curatorial Fellow, Vivian Sming, will present highlights from her new acquisitions for the Archive that are in dialogue with our existing collection. We’ll see unusual letterforms created by bookworms, modular typography, unique and collaborative reading experiences, and books by contemporary artists using language in their work. This event will be held on-site at Letterform […]
New Ideas in Visual Language features new Letterform Archive acquisitions from Curatorial Fellow Vivian Sming. This pop-up exhibition presents books and prints that highlight unusual letterforms, modular typography, unique and collaborative reading experiences, and contemporary artists using language in their work.
Most writers and authors don’t exactly get excited about taxes or accounting. Actually, it probably stresses you out…but it doesn’t have to. Get answers to the most commonly asked questions from a CPA who specializes in authors. This workshop will cover the following topics: What you can and cannot write off When it makes sense […]