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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 […]
Westward Bound II | August 17 – September 10, 2023, Denver, Colorado This is a national juried exhibition, open to artists at least 18 years of age. Eligible are any artists’ book-works (editioned or unique) created by an artist working in The American West OR with content that relates to The American West. Selections will […]
Unlock the power of the iPad to create dynamic, polished, and punchy lettering. No previous Procreate or lettering experience is required. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in bringing words to life through the art of lettering. Although we’ll be using the iPad and Apple Pencil as our main set of tools in […]
Instructor: Colleen Curry The techniques in the class open real possibilities for creative work in contemporary design binding decoration. Design patterns will be applied to plaquettes that focus on several design techniques such as incision, relief, and juxtaposition of materials related to inlay and onlays applied to leather.
Join us June 6–11th for the 17th Edition of San Francisco Design Week. This years theme is 'Plot Twist' Changing the way the story unfolds To shape the future, we need to embrace change — a key concept in the history of the Bay Area. San Francisco is a city built on twists and turns. Whether […]
Instructor: Colleen Curry Turn leather and suede into beautiful pieces of art to be used for decorative inlays and onlays for bindings, covering books, and flyleaves. We will finish the workshop making a limp binding with leather doublures using the leather decorated in class.
The Near North Editors meet on the first Tuesday of every month (except for months with holidays around that time, in which case look out for special updates). There will be no meeting in May or July this year. This month's meeting will be held via Zoom. This event is free and open to all […]
ABM is delighted to have Mexican bookbinder and teacher Dulce Maria Luna offer this three-hour workshop for kids from 7-17. Students will learn about the elements that make up a book, and the materials and tools used in its construction and care. Bookbinding is a traditional craft that is still practiced today. In this 3-hour […]
Learn what publishers around the world are already doing about making digital content accessible. Everything from the submitted manuscript all the way to the end reader is impacted. This session will give you the facts, the tips, and the tricks, to bring you organization up to speed. PubWest Board Member Curtis Key of Books International will be […]
As a part of San Francisco Design Week, SEGD San Francisco and AIGA San Francisco are joining together for a really exciting event! Please save the date Thursday June 8th at 6pm for a special in-person evening with SEGD Fellow and award-winning designer, educator, author, and artist Richard Poulin. Richard will be discussing his new […]
Join Litquake's Epicenter as we help launch Rita Chang-Eppig’s debut novel, Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, a riveting, roaring adventure story about a legendary Chinese pirate queen, her fight to save her fleet from the forces allied against them, and the dangerous price of power! When Shek Yeung sees a Portuguese sailor slay […]
Join the San Diego County Latino Book and Family Festival! Featuring over 100 exhibitors, bilingual activities and workshops, authors, signed books, and health, education, and financial empowerment. Come celebrate with us.
No man is an island, and no writer should go it alone. Joining a writing community, such as a writer’s workshop, critique group, or co-working space, can not only offer inspiration and companionship, but also ongoing feedback from other writers who can improve your craft. We’ve gathered leaders from Bay Area Queer Writers Association (BAQWA), Left […]
ABM is delighted to have Mexican bookbinder and teacher Dulce Maria Luna, offer this four-hour workshop for adults 18 and up. Students will learn about the elements that make up a book, and the materials and tools used in its construction and care. Bookbinding is a traditional craft that is still practiced today. In this […]
Do you ever wish you’d have a full day to devote to your writing? Or a full week? Or a full month? That’s the gift of the writing residency. You don’t have to be a published, prize-winning author to book a residency, work on your craft, and meet fellow authors. This panel features authors who’ve […]