Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

Past Events

NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

April 6, 2020

Note as of 3/15/2020: Due to library closure, this meeting will be held online via Zoom. 

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish. The usual meeting location is the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center, but this month it will be held online.

This event is free and open to all editors.

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BOOK ARTS OF UTAH | Intro to Book Arts Processes & Practice

March 28, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Ever wonder about the processes and techniques that lead to the final product of an artist’s book? During this brief, hands-on opportunity, explore several facets of book arts: papermaking, paper decorating, bookmaking, and letterpress printing. This workshop is a great opportunity to experience a sampling of activities and consider interests for further exploration. All materials are provided and all levels welcome.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Brief Typographic Trip Around the World

March 19, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Letterform Archive is honored to participate in Between Heritage and Modernity, a series of seminars dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by Dr. Nadine Chahine.

The theme of the series revolves around concepts of modernity in Arabic type design, the heritage of Arabic letterforms in the context of current technologies, contemporary Arabic branding design, and the history of Arab graphic design. The series brings together renowned designers working with Arabic type, both from the U.S. and the Middle East.

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WNBA-SF | Path to Publishing: Does Social Media Really Sell Books?

March 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Author’s Guild and the Women’s National Book Association

Please note: Due to concerns for the health and well-being of our community, this panel will now be hosted as a webinar.

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Book Passage, SF Ferry Building, presents a powerful panel discussion of one of the most popular subjects generally introverted authors want to know about. WNBA-SF’s own Elise Marie Collins joins members of the Author’s Guild to clear up many of the myths and truths about social media for writers.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour at Hotel Zetta

March 11, 2020

Hosted/Sponsored by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing on March 11th from 6–8 pm at Hotel Zetta, upstairs in the Playroom, located at 55 Fifth Street in San Francisco. Come hang out with some awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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LITERARY ARTS | Everybody Reads 2020 (Portland)

March 5, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2020 Everybody Reads author event with Tommy Orange. Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy Orange as the culminating event of Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program.

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GRABHORN INSTITUTE | Docent Walk-Through with Enrique Chagoya and Jim Nikas

March 5, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Grabhorn Institute

Please join the Grabhorn Institute, artist Enrique Chagoya and Jim Nikas, Director of the Posada Art Foundation, for a guided tour of our exhibition of the political illustrations of the prolific and popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), known for enduring images such as La Calavera Catrina. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the artist from two educators who have cultivated an intimate relationship with his work. The exhibition features nearly seventy selections from the Brady Nikas Collection and Posada Art Foundation, including rarely shown original printing plates and historical prints.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | More Is More, Sometimes. In Defense of Display Typefaces.

March 3, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Display type is not taken seriously enough. Modernism with its “less is more” and “ornament is a crime” teaches us that display letters are unnecessary: they are too loud, they stand out too much, they distort letter shapes, they are not easy to read. Moreover, display typefaces are somehow considered playful and fun and therefore easier to design.

If we go back to the origin of display types, we’ll see that they were invented exactly to distinguish themselves from text ones, to be catchy, to be interesting, to embrace the spirit of their time.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Experimenting with Unconventional Type Families

February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

How far can we stretch the concept of different styles within the same type family? What constitutes one? Contemporary examples are showing us that typefaces can be designed beyond the conventional weight (light/bold) or width (condensed/extended) axis. In this two-days intensive workshop students will experiment designing with a “crazy” axis, learning (and breaking!) the boundaries of a type family.

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AIGA-SF | Design + Product Management: Understanding Product Strategy

February 26, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA-SF

As designers we are constantly thinking about the experience—but what about other overlapping skills that help to ship a product? We hear a lot about designers needing to know how to code, but do they also need to understand product strategy? Join us as we hear from a panel of Product Designers and Product Managers talk about the overlap between design, product, and business.

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EFA | EFA Meeting in Roseville

February 22, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

Ever been to the historic district of Roseville? It has exactly the kinds of cozy cafés, restaurants, and antique stores you’d expect, so let’s try it out. If you’re an editor who lives in the hinterlands of Placer County, here’s a chance to meet other editors without trundling down to Sacramento. Great networking opportunity. Bring your business cards. The gathering is free, but we encourage you to support our hosts by purchasing a beverage or snack.

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ABM | Bound for Beauty: Highlights of the Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings

February 22, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum proudly presents the Bound for Beauty Collector’s Tour. Collector Kathleen V. Roberts, will lead two 60-minute tours of the Bound for Beauty Exhibit, featuring Decorated Publishers’ Bindings from 1840-1920. The Collectors Tours are Saturday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, April 4th at 1pm.

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EFA | Saturday Tour: I Street Press with EFA

February 22, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

We will see the inner workings of I Street Press in the Central (downtown) branch of the Sacramento Public Library. Meet at Room 409. Librarian Gerry Ward will lead us in a tour of the library’s self-publishing services, including the Espresso Book Machine.

Tour is limited to 12 people, so RSVP early!

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NEG | PDX MEETUP: COFFEE & COPYEDITING

February 21, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

New to copyediting? Or looking to brush up on your skills for 2020? Let’s get together with our fellow editors to chat over coffee and collaborate on exercises from The Copyeditor’s Workbook. Feel free to bring your own copy. Printouts of exercises will also be provided.

Open to all.

Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.

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BABA | Monthly Meeting

February 20, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists

BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.

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PUBWEST | PubWest 2020 Conference

February 20, 2020 to February 22, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: PubWest

The PubWest 2020 Conference will be held February 20–22, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown, in Portland, Oregon. Our theme for the conference is “Publishing in the Clouds: Practical Solutions for Big Ideas.”

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February 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Graphic designers spend their days making a living by solving problems and dealing with clients. Preserving their work for posterity is the last thing on their minds. Drawing on the collections of Letterform Archive — an institution focused entirely on graphic design, lettering, and typography — this talk will explore the delights of process material in teaching students and inspiring designers. It will also explore the challenges of collecting and caring for it, and recommend best practices for today’s designers to preserve their work, including its process.

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SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE

February 13, 2020 to February 16, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Writers Conference

The 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference takes place over Presidents Day Weekend—Feb. 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The hotel is across from the Ferry Building and next to the Embarcadero BART station! Plan to join us at our 17th Celebration of Craft, Commerce & Community 

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: Rockridge Improvement Club

February 12, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing on February 12th from 6–8 pm at Rockridge Improvement Club, located just down the street from Rockridge Bart, at 5515 College Avenue in Oakland. Hang out with some awesome women for networking and camaraderie. And as always, all women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

February 12, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45 pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).

This event is free to attend and open to all editors, but please RSVP. Food and drink are available for purchase.

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PPN ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT

February 12, 2020

The PPN board gathers once a year for an all-day discussion and planning session to determine the focus for the organization for the year ahead. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning more about volunteering with PPN, please contact us at operations@pubpronetwork.org.

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AIGA-SF | Design//Work: Going Freelance?

February 11, 2020

Hosted/Organized by AIGA-SF

Thinking of taking the plunge and going freelance? Maybe you want to leave a bad working environment, been laid off or just want more time off. Wondering what major changes you’ll undergo? Join us for a panel discussion.

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BAIPA | School of Podcasting

February 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Starting a Podcast: The Who, What, Why, When, and How to Start a Podcast: This presentation starts with “What is a podcast?” and fills in all the blanks for those looking to understand podcasting. We will address the most asked questions and concerns.

Building Your Influence Through Podcasting: In this session, Dave A. Jackson, owner of the School of Podcasting, will show you real examples of podcasters who are growing their influence with podcasting. You will learn the riches are in the niches and how others have harnessed the law of reciprocity into business relationships.

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ABAA | California International Antiquarian Book Fair

February 7, 2020 to February 9, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association America

Welcome to the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena California! In 2020, we are excited to feature Women’s Suffrage in the United States with special exhibits and panels. We’re also hosting a celebration of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury and continuing our support for the California Young Book Collector’s Prize. We look forward to seeing you at our three-day event, which is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.

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NEG | West Seattle Coffee Hour

February 6, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Join us for an informal get-together for editors in, near, or willing to travel to West Seattle.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Introduction to Modern Type Design

February 5, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

This course is an introduction to the techniques and processes used in professional type design. Students will create their own original typefaces as they gain an understanding of the methodologies and software used to produce high-quality digital type.

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NAU | Art of the Book: “May You Live in Interesting Times”

February 4, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northern Arizona University

The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in Spring of 2020. Open from February 4 until April 18, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works conceived within the conceptual category of the Book as Art, including Altered Books.

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

February 3, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. This event is free and open to all editors.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Power in Design: In Theory and Practice

February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

What is the nature of power, and in how many forms does it manifest itself? Who is able to wield power and how can it be utilised effectively? This workshop draws on the the theories of international relations and power politics in order to draw linkages with the world of design and visual communication. It aims to connect campaign design to the larger context of politics and international relations.

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San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

January 31, 2020 to February 1, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

Books rare & collectible, photography, ephemera, maps, art books & beyond.

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EDITCETERA | Developmental Editing (Workshop in San Francisco)

January 30, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Editcetera

This introductory workshop will help you understand the nature and scope of developmental editing and give you an opportunity to practice on a nonfiction manuscript sample.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Politics of Arabic Type Design

January 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Power. Politics. Identity. Typefaces embody the unspoken messages in our words, which is why it’s more important than ever that there is plurality for the voices of the Arabic culture.

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BCC | Print-Your-Own-Broadside Party

January 27, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

Letterpress print your own broadside on the Book Club’s Columbian hand press with Li Jiang, Lemoncheese Press

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PPN | Mini-Conference and 48th Annual Book Show

January 24, 2020

Join us at this year’s extravaganza in celebration of PPN’s 50th anniversary! You can gather with colleagues for your choice of seminars in the afternoon, and then spend an evening at the book show networking over some of the best book designs to be published on the West Coast and beyond. Event Schedule and Costs […]

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EDITCETERA | Developmental Editing (Workshop in San Francisco)

January 23, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Editcetera

This introductory workshop will help you understand the nature and scope of developmental editing and give you an opportunity to practice on a nonfiction manuscript sample.

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NEG | Seattle Mentor Happy Hour

January 22, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Join us in this casual setting for fellow editors to get to know each other and share tips and resources. It is a great opportunity to learn about the Guild’s mentor program, for those who are new, or for those who have already participated to share their experiences.

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ABM | Bound for Beauty Reception

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

Please join us for a reception in celebration of ABM’s new exhibition, Bound for Beauty: Highlights of the Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers Bindings.

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NEG | Editing Technology Meeting

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Do you have questions about using Word more effectively? Tips on doing markup in Acrobat? Suggestions for online editing resources? Are you interested in learning more about PerfectIt, macros, Google Ngram, or wildcard searches? This happy hour is intended to bring editors together to learn new software tricks and share our technical knowledge with one another.

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ABM | The Art and Social History of 19th Century Book Cover Design

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum proudly presents an illustrated lecture by Kathleen Roberts. Kathy is the collector and co-curator of the Bound for Beauty exhibit. This special 60-minute talk focuses on the social and art history of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings, 1840-1920. The lecture is Saturday, Jan 18th at 2pm, followed by the Exhibit Opening Reception.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Create a Professional Literary Resume

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion? Whether you have a long list of publication credits or just a few, you need a literary resume that both adheres to professional standards and encourages panelists, editors, and reviewers to learn more about your work.

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IPM | Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday Celebration

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: International Printing Museum

Join the good Doctor’s 314th Birthday Party where he will host a family version of his life and inventions.

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BABA | Monthly Meeting

January 16, 2020

Hosted/Organized by Bay Area Book Artists

BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.

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NEG | Seattle-area Member Meeting

January 13, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Speaker and event details TBA. As always, member meetings are free and open to the public. A social half hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting officially begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

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BAIPA | Simple Video Marketing to Sell More Books

January 11, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Marketing is marketing. In most cases, it’s a process of getting attention and inspiring prospects to become customers. It’s about identifying a problem and offering a solution. For authors, though, it’s a bit different. It is often about connection, community, conversation and then conversion into book sales. In this new age of video, it’s more and more important for authors to embrace video as a marketing strategy. It can be simply done, intimate and effective with just a little attention, planning, and polish.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

January 11, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

The Legal Guide to Book Publishing class covers the primary legal and business issues in modern book publishing. Learn what you need to know about mainstream, self-publishing, and e-book publishing — including current and emerging trends. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Crash Course in Type Selection

January 11, 2020 to January 12, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Spend a weekend learning how to pick the right typeface, while navigating the latest font formats, suppliers, and licensing options with confidence.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour at 21st Amendment

January 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our first happy hour of 2020 on January 8th, 2020 from 6–8 pm at 21st Amendment Brewery located at 563 2nd Street in San Francisco. Meet some truly awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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BCC | Glen Dawson: Mountaineer and Bookman

January 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Pomeroy, author.

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PPN MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

January 8, 2020

The PPN board meets the first Wednesday of the month in person whenever possible at a San Francisco-area publishing office. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning more about volunteering with PPN, please contact us at operations@pubpronetwork.org.

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

January 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

January 6, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. This event is free and open to all editors.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Writers Lunch: End-of-Year Party and Book Bazaar

December 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Join the MI writing community for an end of year celebration to honor our writing achievements and MI members who have recently published books. Buy books for the local literature lover in your life and enjoy the last Writers Lunch of the year. Look forward to meeting other writers and hearing about their publication journeys. Bring your lunch!

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BCC | Paul Robertson Endowed Lecture on the History, Art, and Literature of California: A Fair View of Progress

December 16, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Laura A. Ackley, author of the award-winning book San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6PM

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IPM | Dickens Holiday Celebration

December 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: International Printing Museum

December 14th, 2019, will be the Printing Museum’s ever popular annual event, our Dickens Holiday Celebration. From 10 am to 4 pm guests will have the opportunity to experience Victorian England as never before. Visitors must reserve tickets for a specific performance time (11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm) as we have limited seating in our theater.

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SFCB | Art Book Show & Tell

December 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Details to come!

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BCC | Paul Robertson Endowed Lecture on the History, Art, and Literature of California

December 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Laura A. Ackley, author of the award-winning book San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

December 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).

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BAEF | Talking about Tech

December 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Editors’ Forum

With the ever-increasing pervasiveness of technology in the publishing industry, keeping up with new hardware and software is crucial to staying competitive. In this group discussion, we will address writing and editing tools and more.

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BCC | Discovering a Vast Collection of Antique Type from the 1860s

December 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A co-presentation by the American Printing History Association Northern California, this illustrated talk, “The Adventures of the Mark Twain Museum and the Territorial Enterprise Newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada: Discovering a Vast Collection of Antique Type from the 1860s” will be led by Steve Robison, printer, Tahoe Letterpress, and Katherine Case, owner of Meridian Press.

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Sisters in Crime NorCal Holiday Party

December 7, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Sisters in Crime and NorCal Mystery Writers of America

It’s the most wonderful time of the year because Sisters in Crime is throwing a holiday party with our friends at Mystery Writers of America NorCal. Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America NorCal are providing scrumptious food and beverages, but they welcome your delicious dishes. Bring guests and join them for an afternoon of good cheer.

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GRABHORN INSTITUTE/ARION PRESS | Holiday Open House

December 7, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Grabhorn Institute/Arion Press

Drop by the pressroom, gallery, and typefoundry on Saturday, December 7th between noon and 5pm for our annual free holiday open house. We will celebrate the 99th birthday of one of our typecasting machines; share stories about the history of printing in San Francisco; demonstrate our historic tools and machinery and spread good cheer. The Arion storefront and M&H Type will be open for last-minute holiday purchases for the letterpress-lovers in your life.

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NEG | West Seattle Coffee Hour

December 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Join us for an informal get-together for editors in, near, or willing to travel to West Seattle.

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PPN MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

December 4, 2019

The PPN board meets the first Wednesday of the month in person whenever possible at a San Francisco-area publishing office. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning more about volunteering with PPN, please contact us at operations@pubpronetwork.org.

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NEG | Science and Engineering Tech Comm Happy Hour

December 4, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Group

Meet Science and Engineering Technical Editors! No cost to attend, food and drink available for purchase. Open to in-house and freelance editors for science and engineering OR just anyone interested in breaking into it.

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AIGA SF | Salesforce UX Mentorship Night: Winter Edition

December 3, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Meet the design team of Salesforce UX—they’re hiring! You’ll get a chance to hear from our special guests, network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Dinner will be served.

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BCC | Exhibition Opening: A Shimmer of Joy: Children’s Picture Books in America

December 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

Remarks by Chris Loker, author. Details to come.

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

December 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. This event is free and open to all editors.

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SJPL | LocalLit 2019

December 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Jose Public Library

San Jose’s King Library hosts their seventh annual LocalLit event, with authors and panels and book sales for your holiday giving needs. Details to come, but put this one on your calendar!

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AIGA-SF | UX Year in Review

November 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA-SF

Join us for an exciting evening with three UX designers presenting key learnings and insights from projects they’ve worked on in 2019 followed by a round of Q&A. Please check back as we finalize our additional speakers!

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SFCB | Typewriter Jam Holiday Edition

November 22, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Details to come!

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NEG | PDX Happy Hour

November 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

It’s our regular monthly meetup. Let’s chat, have a drink, talk about the 2019 Portland Book Festival, and enjoy time with our fellow editors.

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NEG | SEATTLE MENTOR HAPPY HOUR

November 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Seattle Mentor Happy Hours are an in-person extension of the Guild’s mentor program, but are open to everyone, whether a part of the mentor program or not. They are a fun way to meet other editors, share ideas, and welcome new members to the Guild. This month, we will be discussing self-publishing, as a follow-up to the Nov. 11 member meeting, in which Beth Jusino will discuss the various publishing options and how to navigate them. If you have questions about self-publishing or have knowledge/experience to share, please join us!

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NEG | Portland Editors Book Club

November 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Portland’s fall meeting to discuss the book An Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors by Barbara Sjoholm. All are welcome, and event is free to attend; food and drinks available for purchase.

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AIGA SF | WILD + Visa: Developing Your Leadership Style

November 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Join us for an intimate, roundtable discussion—think a round-robin format, or “World Café” style— with women in design leadership roles to chat about what it’s like to be a woman in design, a mother in leadership, discuss different leadership styles, and all the challenges that may come as you work your way up to the ‘top’.

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BCC | The Artist and the Printer: The Book Club of California’s Quarterly and Two Lifetimes of Image Making

November 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A discussion with Michael Schwab, graphic artist, and Richard Seibert, letterpress printer.

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NEG | NEG BOARD RECRUITMENT HAPPY HOUR

November 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by Northwest Editors Guild

The Guild is sponsoring a happy hour for persons interested in serving on the board or volunteering. Snacks will be provided; drinks available for purchase. All interested Guild members are welcome to attend! RSVP appreciated but not required.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Salon: The Wood Type Prints of Jack Stauffacher

November 14, 2019

Hosted/sponsored by Letterform Archive

To celebrate our third book, Only on Saturday: The Wood Type Prints of Jack Stauffacher, Letterform Archive presents an evening review of the beloved printer’s works in the collection. For this expertly written and handsomely designed book, Publisher and Curator Rob Saunders presents a sneak peek at many of these never-before-seen pieces and shares what makes them so remarkable.
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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | November 2019

November 14, 2019

Let’s Catch Up!

Come join us for the November PPN Bimonthly Meetup! Look for the PPN sign at one of the patio picnic tables and you’re there.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: Cornerstone Berkeley

November 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our next happy hour. We will be meeting on November 13th at Cornerstone Berkeley from 6pm to 8pm.

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BCC | Pasadena Printmaker Frances Gearhart Celebrates California

November 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

As a Pasadena artist, Frances Gearhart (1869-1959) was embedded in the time, place and ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Her color block prints of the California landscape personifies a handcrafted aesthetic. An exhibition of Gearhart’s work and a talk by Susan Futterman, author.

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

November 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northeast Editors Guild

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).

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CBAA | “May You Live in Interesting Times” A Book as Art Juried Exhibition

November 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: College Book Art Association

The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in Spring of 2020. Open from February 4 until April 4, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works conceived within the conceptual category of the Book as Art, including Altered Books. The Museum invites submissions on significant themes derived from the issues we face here and around the world, including, but not limited to, environmental challenges, politics, immigration, race, and nationalism.

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NEG | Seattle Area Member Meeting: When Your Client Wants Their Book Published

November 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

More and more, editors who work independently with writers are expected to help them prepare them for the next steps. This evening’s meeting will take a quick, unbiased, and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, including “Big 5” traditional publishers, independent small and academic presses, self-publishing options (with or without the support of service companies), and “hybrid” and other emerging models.

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AIGA SF | Type Builds Character: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting

November 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

This workshop will challenge you to build your skills on both the macro- and micro-typographic level. You will learn how to wrangle your favorite typefaces into the most beautiful, interesting, and readable layouts.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Special Event: Book Sale

November 10, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Take a bit of the Archive home with you this Sunday at our inaugural book sale! We’ll pack the room with rare and affordable duplicates from the collection.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | The Hierarchy of Typography: How to Get Them to Read What You Are Designing

November 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

A hands-on workshop with two award-winning graphic designers who will reveal their type secrets and help you create engaging work.

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LITERARY ARTS | Portland Book Festival

November 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 the Portland Book Festival offers something for readers (and future readers) of all ages!

This year’s Festival will include 100+ authors90+ vendors9 stages14 writing workshops, dozens of pop-up events throughout the Portland Art Museum, delicious food trucks, and on-site bookstores and author signings.

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LITERARY ARTS | Lit Crawl Portland

November 8, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

Join us at the fourth annual Lit Crawl® Portland, a madcap literary adventure that marks the official kick-off for #PDXBookFest!

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BCC | Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West

November 7, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Dennis Kruska, author of Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and the Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839-1900(1992) and James Mason Hutchings of Yosemite: a Biography and Bibliography, 2009.

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PPN MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

November 6, 2019

The PPN board meets the first Wednesday of the month in person whenever possible at a San Francisco-area publishing office. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning more about volunteering with PPN, please contact us at operations@pubpronetwork.org.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Notes on Icons and Design with Susan Kare

November 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

This talk will include illustrations and stories about solving various design problems for clients over the years, from Apple to Pinterest. Although the projects are specific, and often feature icons and symbols, the thought processes and methods are applicable in many situations.

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BCC | Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West

November 4, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Dennis Kruska, author of Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and the Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839-1900 (1992) and James Mason Hutchings of Yosemite: a Biography and Bibliography, 2009.

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

November 4, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northeast Editors Guild

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center.

This event is free and open to all editors.

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NEG | Editors Book Club (North Seattle)

November 3, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

The book chosen for this session is An Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors by Barbara Sjoholm.

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BABA | Pop-up Books

November 3, 2019
Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists
Learn to make Pop-up Books using recycled books. You’ll combine 2-4 books to create a new pop-up book.
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NEG | Editors Book Club (South/West Seattle)

November 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

A casual get-together to discuss An Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors by Barbara Sjoholm.

Open to all, no cost to attend, food and drink available for purchase.

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NEG | West Seattle Coffee Hour

October 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Join us for an informal get-together for editors in, near, or willing to travel to West Seattle.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

October 30, 2019
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NEG | Capitol Hill Coffee Hour

October 29, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Please join hosts Dana Armstrong & Roberta Klarreich and other editors for conversation at Seattle’s Victrola Coffee on 15th Avenue East (please note the address–Victrola has two locations in Capitol Hill). Order a beverage or pastry and then join us in the back room.

Our topic: Commenting with Confidence. Let’s talk about how to craft the most effective comments for our writers.

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AIGA SF | LinkedIn: How to Build Your Online Presence as a Designer Using LinkedIn & More

October 28, 2019

Hosted/organized by: AIGA SF

Are you currently looking for a new job or want to improve your online brand presence? If so, come learn more about how LinkedIn can help improve your personal career goals! This presentation will teach you about the different products within LinkedIn and how to make the most out of your career search.

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BCC | The Bookseller as Amenity

October 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A talk by Natalia Kresich, writer and owner of 34 Trinity Arts & News, and Rick Wilkinson, owner of G.F. Wilkinson Books.

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NEG | Editing Technology Happy Hour

October 26, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Do you have questions about using Word more effectively? Tips on doing markup in Acrobat? Suggestions for online editing resources? Are you interested in learning more about PerfectIt, macros, Google Ngram, or wildcard searches? This happy hour is intended to bring editors together to learn new software tricks and share our technical knowledge with one another.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | It’s Time to Throw the Bauhaus Under the Bus

October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

After more than 100 years of living with the immense pedagogical impact of the Bauhaus we believe it’s time to question and investigate this important, but now dated framework that has largely defined design and design education. As the first art and design school to directly tie the classroom experience to a professional orientation (read workshop), it is high time for a rethinking and remaking of the academic design studio into a 21st-century model.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Morla: Design Book Party

October 23, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

To commemorate the publication of Letterform Archive’s second book, Morla : Design, please join us for an evening of design banter between two of the profession’s luminaries: Sean Adams and the book’s author and designer, Jennifer Morla.

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PRINTING UNITED

October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PRINTING United

PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show built on the strong foundation of the SGIA Expo. This newly relaunched event will continue to provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, while also extending into the commercial, packaging, and in-plant printing segments.

PRINTING United is a strategic response to market forces that are necessitating out of the need for a single industry exhibition that provides “one-roof” access to all printing technologies, as well as a wealth of educational and networking opportunities.

PRINTING United will provide a window to view the future of the printing industry.

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BAY AREA BOOK ARTISTS | Book Arts Jam 2019

October 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists

The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration of the book, print & paper arts, held in Redwood City, California, midway between San Francisco and San Jose.

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LITQUAKE | Lit Crawl San Francisco 2019

October 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Litquake

One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District.

Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event. Started in 2004, Lit Crawl cultivates a unique, resonant brand: smart and silly, worldly and wacky events presented in venues usual (bars, cafes, galleries, and bookstores) and unusual (police stations, tattoo parlors, barbershops, and laundromats).

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VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL | Las Vegas Book Festival

October 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Vegas Valley Book Festival

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its sixteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading.

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INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM | Los Angeles Printers Fair

October 19, 2019 to October 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The International Printing Museum

The Los Angeles Printers Fair at The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA celebrates a decade of bringing the best of letterpress, book arts, and the paper arts to the LA area. With the backdrop of the world’s largest collection of working antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 80 artistic vendors and 1,700 visitors to experience the creative worlds of handmade books and beautiful printing.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Writers Lunch: Legal Issues for Writers

October 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Join us for a conversation with literary attorney Robert Pimm and author Rick Homan on legal issues commonly faced by writers including how best to collaborate with coauthors and illustrators, how to relate to publishers and literary agents, contract basics, and much more!

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WILD + Design | Day of Empowerment

October 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: WILD + Design (AIGA SF)

Join an intimate group of women and non-binary design leaders from a variety of backgrounds for a day of inspiration and connection. Throughout our time together, we’ll share our dreams and push the boundaries of what it means to be a leader in design as we collectively shape our future.

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EFA | Writing Back Cover Copy That Sells the Book

October 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

Back cover copy is a critical marketing tool. This presentation will teach you some tricks of the trade so that you’re better equipped to advise your clients on what to include in their descriptions—or better yet, to write the descriptions yourself when your clients are wise enough to hire someone to do it for them.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Live at the Archive: The Itinerant Printer

October 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Join us for an evening with Chris Fritton, aka The Itinerant Printer, as he tell stories and shares work from his epic cross-country journey in printmaking.

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BCC | The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice

October 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Heghnar Watenpaugh, Ph.D., author and professor of art history at the University of California, Davis .

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EFA | Diversity Initiative Meeting

October 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

The Diversity Initiative’s next general meeting will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m. EDT.

All EFA members who honor our mission statement and agree to our statement of nondiscrimination are welcome to attend.

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CWC | California Writers Week Reading

October 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: California Writers Club – SF Peninsula

As part of California Writers Week, the San Mateo Public Library is hosting an all-local CWC author event on Tuesday, October 15th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

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AIGA SF | Salesforce UX Mentorship Night: Fall Edition

October 15, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: AIGA SF

Meet the design team of Salesforce UX—they’re hiring! You’ll get a chance to hear from our special guests, network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Dinner will be served.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Designs on Democracy: The Roles and Responsibilities of Graphic Designers in the Trump Era

October 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

As graphic designers and media makers, how can we best develop strategic visual communication to win campaigns and stay accountable to the leadership of community organizers? How does our work fit into the grander strategy of change? Join Sabiha Basrai for a presentation on campaign graphics from Design Action Collective’s body of work followed by a Q&A about the Collective’s collaborative design process.

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BCC | 2019 Litquake Literary Festival at the Book Club of California

October 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A talk by Gordon H. Chang, professor of history at Stanford University.

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CWC | CALIFORNIA WRITERS WEEK

October 14, 2019 to October 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: California Writers Club

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Winners Notified

October 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more.

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BAIPA | Branding for Authors

October 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

The Branding For Authors workshop is for self-published or traditionally published authors preparing to launch their books into the world.

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WORDSMITH PRODUCTIONS | The 2019 High Desert Book Festival

October 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Wordsmith Productions

Wordsmith Productions, created The High Desert Book Festival in 2016 as a way to add to the cultural and literary awareness of the Mojave High Desert Community. We are proud, in this our fourth year, to be co-sponsored by Hesperia Recreation and Park District… and The City of Hesperia.

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TYPE WEST | Floating Downscreen: An Intro to Lettering on the iPad

October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Type West

In this two-day intensive workshop, students will learn how Procreate can be used for sketching, refinement, and delivering a final piece — all on the iPad. This course will cover helpful sketching techniques, core principles of lettering and spacing, and killer tips to make the most of these new tools.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Live at the Archive: The Visual Literature of Warren Lehrer

October 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Warren Lehrer’s work is some of the most popular in the Archive’s visual language collection. For this special visit to San Francisco Lehrer will survey his journey as a writer, designer, performer, and practitioner of visual literature, including several collaborations with investigative journalist and author Dennis J Bernstein, host of KPFA’s Flashpoints.

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LITQUAKE | Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival

October 10, 2019 to October 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Litquake

One of the West Coast’s most beloved annual literary festivals, this smart, eclectic, 80% free ten-day gathering draws booklovers of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy words and ideas, straight from the artists’ mouths. Now with 165 venues in its 20th year, the festival’s uniquely portable format provides even greater access to literature.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour at Arthur Mac’s

October 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing on October 9th from 6–8 pm at Arthur Mac’s, located kitty corner to MacArthur Bart at 4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. Arthurs Macs is always happy to host us and has once again reserved us a space on their beautiful, warm, and weather-proof patio (so we are covered if Winter comes early). So there is no excuse—come hang out with some awesome women for networking and camaraderie. And as always, all women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Judging

October 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

The book show judging will take place at Chronicle Books and will take between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the number of entries. Judges are assigned to categories and are responsible for scoring each entry within those categories. Judges are asked to recuse themselves from any project that they worked on or that their company submitted.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE | Orange County 2019 Children’s Book Festival

October 6, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Orange Coast College

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is in its 15th year! There were over 125 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers last year.

The Festival features over 135 exhibitors, featuring booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations and related vendors. More than 33,000 people attend the Festival each year.

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SEATTLE URBAN BOOK EXPO

October 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest African American Museum

The 4th annual Seattle Urban Book Expo (S.U.B.E) provides a platform for authors to showcase their literary work and connect them with readers in their community.

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SISTERS IN CRIME | Essential Workshop on Writers’ Finances

October 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter

Join authors Sophie Littlefield and Rachael Herron for an essential workshop on writers’ finances. They will help you clear out the clutter and make a plan for prudent financial management going forward—into 2020! You won’t want to miss their nitty-gritty and witty presentation.

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BOOK ARTS PROGRAM | Making the Rounds, Daredevil Style with Jessica Spring

October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Join type aficionado and daredevil printer Jessica Spring for two fantastical days of play at the press!

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Entry Deadline

October 3, 2019

Enter your best books, covers, and jackets published from September 2018 through September 2019 in our highly acclaimed book show competition. The entry process has been simplified, and all entries will be showcased at our annual book show to be held at Chronicle Books in San Francisco in January 2020.

All entries must be received no later than October 3, 2019.

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BAWiP | Networking for People Who Hate Networking

October 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

At our next BAWiP event, we are lucky to have Devora share her wisdom around “Networking for People Who Hate Networking.” At this dynamic event, Devora will smash to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She will show how the very traits that make many people hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach more effective and user-friendly than traditional techniques. Participants will learn customized methods of networking to fit their unique personalities.

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PPN EVENT | Tariffs & Publishing: A Roundtable Discussion

October 2, 2019

How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Your Business?

Since the U.S. government imposed new tariffs on books, we are all sorting our way through the maze of terms. Carrick Wilkie, Group Marketing and Sales Director USA with Publiship Logistics, will walk us through all this and more. Wilkie recently participated in the BISG and PubWest session on tariffs and will share his insights and answer audience questions.

Please join PPN for this free roundtable event at Chronicle Books on October 2. RSVP by October 1. Attendance is limited and this session is sure to be in high demand.

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HBC | Mentor Night at the SF Center for the Book

October 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The Hand Bookbinders of California

Please bring any items you would like to discuss with an established, skillful hand bookbinder. Surely you have a project in progress that you would like to discuss with Gillian Boal, John Demerritt, or Eleanore Ramsey!

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SEATTLE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL

September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Seattle Children’s Book Festival 

The Seattle Children’s Book Festival is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote children’s literacy in the greater Seattle area by connecting young readers with award-winning authors and books.

We are so excited to be putting on our FIRST EVER Seattle Children’s Book Festival on September 28, 2019, from 11am to 3pm at the Greenwood Elementary School campus located at 144 NW 80 Street in Seattle, WA.

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LATINO LITERACY NOW | 2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival

September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Latino Literacy Now

The 2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival is the largest gathering of Latino authors in San Diego County. This will be our 67th Festival and 3rd at MiraCosta College after a long absence from the San Diego County. 

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SCIBA | Fall Trade Show

September 27, 2019 to September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 

For the second year, we will be holding our annual trade show at the ultra-lux Sheraton LA in San Gabriel. Join us for two fun-filled days of programming, exciting new books, and wonderful authors.

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AIGA-SF | Design//Work: Futureproof Your Design Career

September 26, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA-SF

Most designers are now finding that how design is being executed is constantly changing. New apps, devices, and expectations are emerging at an alarming speed. To address this our panel hopes to help designers think about their future relevancy in such a rapidly changing landscape.

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | September 2019

September 26, 2019

Let’s Catch Up!

Come join us for the September PPN Bimonthly Meetup! Look for the PPN sign at one of the patio picnic tables and you’re there.

This informal event will be held at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the 19th Street BART station. This will be a fun evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new friends and colleagues.

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SF CENTER for the BOOK | Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

September 22, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The San Francisco Center for the Book

The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more.

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SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY at ABM

September 21, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: Smithsonian Magazine

Saturday, September 21, join the American Bookbinders Museum and other cultural institutions around the country for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day.

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NEG | Red Pencil Conference 2019: Voice & Voices

September 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Red Pencil conferences are hosted biennially by the Northwest Editors Guild as a learning and networking forum for its members, colleagues, and friends in the editing community. It is the largest conference specifically for editors on the West Coast. Over 200 editors participate from the Pacific Northwest, California, Canada, and beyond.

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UCAAB | 13th Annual Fall Into Fiction

September 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: United California African-American Bookclubs (UCAAB)

One of the primary goals of UCAAB is to bring book lovers and authors together on the west coast. We accomplish this by hosting our annual Fall into Fiction literary event. This is just one of the ways we get the attention of publishers, so they will begin to include California on all of their authors’ book tours.

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NCIBA | Fall Discovery Show

September 20, 2019 to September 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

TWO DAYS PACKED WITH EDUCATION, AUTHORS, REP PICKS, PUBLISHER EXHIBITS, AND CAMARADERIE. DON’T MISS OUT!

The NCIBA Trade Show is a two-day annual event, which brings together over 300 booksellers from Northern and Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona with publishers, authors and other members of the book community.

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BCC | Vance Gerry: An Overview of a Life in the Arts

September 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Club of California

Vance Gerry was an artist who applied his creative talents to many different interests and pursuits. Perhaps best known for his successful career at Walt Disney Productions, Vance also operated various presses during his lifetime. Although he produced stunningly beautiful books and ephemera, Vance remains largely unknown and undervalued as a fine printer. Please join us for a glimpse into the private life of Vance Gerry, one of Southern California’s premier fine press printers.

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BOOKSTORE & CHOCOLATE CRAWL SF

September 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl

Support Bay Area bookstores, eat chocolate, and hang out with other cool bibliophiles.

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ABM | Book Smart: Learning to Break the Rules

September 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

Join the American Bookbinders Museum in celebrating the opening of Book Smart: Learning to Break the Rules, a joint exhibition of works by instructors and students at San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

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BAIPA | Launch Your Book Like a Pro

September 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Sell More Books with Beta Readers, Pre-Sale Campaigns, and Amazon Ads

Many writers publish their books without realizing how important it is to have a marketing plan ready before the book is released into the wild. Avoid this mistake with your next book by planning a launch campaign that gets big results.

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ARTS MISSOULA | Montana Book Festival

September 12, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Arts Missoula

The Montana Book Festival strives to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts that celebrates diversity.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: Alchemist Bar and Lounge

September 11, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our September 2019 happy hour.

All women in the publishing industry who are interested in attending are welcome. Please RSVP by September 10th, so we can reserve space accordingly. Please note that this is a no-host bar and you will be responsible for your own tab.

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BAEF | Workshop: How to Run a Freelance Editing Business

September 7, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Editors’ Forum

Learn to translate your editing skills into a thriving business. Study the basics of building a successful freelance practice, including office setup, client retention, fees, and tax documentation. Explore vital business topics you may not have considered before, such as defining your scope of work, dealing with difficult clients, and choosing a cost-effective employment model. Instructors David Couzens and Jill O’Nan designed this comprehensive workshop for professional-minded editors through UC Berkeley Extension. They have now adapted their content for a one-session BAEF workshop at our request.

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AIGA SF | 219 Design Studio Tour

September 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

219 Design is best known as a product development partner with interdisciplinary expertise. Our new San Francisco Studio is the home base of our Mechanical Engineering team and workshop. Join us on Thursday September 5th for drinks, snacks, and a behind the scenes view of our team’s work – including prototyping in VR, 3D Printing, laser cutting, and a gallery of our work with clients like DuPont, Panasonic, Vantage Robotics, BMW and more.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Japanese Typography, Lettering, and Commercial Art in the Early Twentieth Century

September 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

In September, Tokyo will host the annual conference of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale). Letterform Archive’s Editorial Associate Florence Fu will give a short presentation about a set of Japanese periodicals in our collection.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | The Book Is Not a PDF

August 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Celebrated Dutch designer Irma Boom specializes in making books. And every book she makes is special. Through her innovative manipulation of content, her use of unconventional materials, and her mastery of production techniques, she pushes the boundaries of book design, making each a sculptural object that can be manufactured at scale.

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LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE | 2019 Book Fair

August 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Leimert Park Village Book Fair

“VOTED ONE OF LA’S 5 BEST ANNUAL BOOK FESTIVALS”

This year we will celebrate our 13th Anniversary and we have wonderful plans in store for commemorating this special occasion.

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INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM | Letterpress Wayzgoose Surplus Sale

August 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: International Printing Museum

Enjoy a day of Letterpress Printing Demonstrations, including on our newest, the 1900 Heidelberg Cylinder Press, as well as demos on Windmills, hand presses, platen presses, Linotype, and Ludlow typecasting, etc.

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AIGA SF | Type Builds Character: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting

August 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

This workshop will challenge you to build your skills on both the macro- and micro-typographic level. You will learn how to wrangle your favorite typefaces into the most beautiful, interesting, and readable layouts. You’ll also get some insider tips on how to choose typefaces and how to combine two (or more!) of them, learn some techniques for creating clarity within typographic systems, and find out how to fine-tune long passages of text with multi-level hierarchies (oh, my!).

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HAND BOOKBINDERS OF CALIFORNIA | Gallery Talk

August 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Hand Bookbinders of California

Join us to hear a handful of talented hand bookbinders describe their work, which appears in the 47th Hand Bookbinders of California Members’ Exhibition.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | WordPress Bootcamp: Creating a WordPress Website and How to Use It

August 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

We will be covering the basics of using a WordPress built website, logging in, the dashboard, themes and menus, how to write and publish a blog post, adding tags or keywords and categories, how to correctly title your blog posts, search engine optimization basics, and more.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

August 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

We’ve all heard that we need a website and a social media presence as authors. Have you ever wondered what’s involved in building a website? What is web hosting? How to buy and use domain names?

In this session you’ll receive information about how to get started online with a website, a blog, and other social media outlets, as well as valuable information about web hosting and choosing domain names.

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WNBA | Mixing It Up at the Mechanics Institute Library: WNBA-SF Gala

August 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Women’s National Book Association

Please join WNBA-SF members and friends for a get together at the beautiful beaux arts building in downtown San Francisco. Start the weekend off right with members of both our Women’s National Book Association Chapter as well as Mechanics Institute Library, and more!

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WNBA | Author Lunch – A Novel Plan: The Art of Outlining Your Fiction

August 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Women’s National Book Association

What are the secrets to success for novels? At least one of them is structure and our esteemed WNBA-SF member authors will share the approaches that have garnered them bestseller status, awards and rave reviews.

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IDEEC | International Design Education Expo & Conference

August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Graphic Design Program: Department of Design, San Jose State University

The IDEEC will be held at Hammer Theater in downtown San Jose from August 16th to August 18th. This 3-day event will be a combination of international speakers and an exhibition.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: The Trappist

August 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our next happy hour. This month we will be meeting on August 14th at The Trappist from 6pm to 8pm. They have put aside room for us in the back bar, so look for our signs there and come hang out with awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague! And don’t worry about driving, this location is super close to public transit.

Please RSVP by August 13th, so we can reserve space accordingly. Please note that this is a no-host bar and you will be responsible for your own tab.

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AIGA-SF | Salesforce UX Mentorship Night: Summer Edition

August 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA-SF

Meet the design team of Salesforce UX—they’re hiring! You’ll get a chance to hear from our special guests, network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Dinner will be served. Please arrive on time so that there is enough time to sign our NDA and pick-up name badges. No walk-ins! Ticket holders only and all attendees must register by 4 pm on August 12, 2019.

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BAIPA | Help Your WOW Target Audience Find You and Stay with You

August 10, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

So often we feel like we have to try to appeal to everyone out there, to figure out the magical combination of keywords that will get our books found on Amazon and elsewhere. We struggle to find the tactics that will sell more books – promotions, giveaways, contests, social media, press releases, presentations… and the list goes on. We’ve heard about super fans – but how do we find them and what do we do with them once they have found us? What if someone could show you how to figure out how to find your WOW fans and to keep them with you?

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Exhibition Reception for 2019 Type West Graduates

August 9, 2019

Sponsored by/Hosted by: Letterform Archive

Get out your cap (height) and gown! The Type West Graduation Exhibition and Reception is almost here. Join us to celebrate San Francisco counter-culture at its best! Type West at Letterform Archive is the only postgraduate certificate program in type design on the West Coast. Come meet the graduates of the 2019 class and see their typefaces.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Touchy Feely

July 30, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

This crunchy, slurpy, brainy type talk explores how designers can engage the human body in the experience of reading and communication. “Ocularcentrism” is the dominance of vision over all other senses in modern society. The empire of the eye excludes people who touch, hear, or smell but do not see. Inclusive design practices range from eyes-free interaction design and audio description to typographies and topographies of touch. Opening up typography to our other senses not only includes more people but reveals new possibilities for visual design as well. Ellen Lupton co-curated The Senses: Design Beyond Vision at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in 2018.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Branding with Type: A One-Day Workshop

July 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive 

Use your senses as inspiration by developing a visual system for your own highly personal line of ice cream. Create a menu of visual elements and apply them to a unique product family. Use typography, color, and graphic elements to express sensory delight and explore personal culinary themes (heritage, nostalgia, health, futurism, feminism, and more). Use this one-day workshop to spark your creativity, find new inspiration, and create a chill portfolio piece.

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | July 2019

July 25, 2019

Let’s Catch Up! Come join us for the July PPN Bimonthly Meetup! Look for the PPN sign in the bleacher section and you’re there. This informal event will be held at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the 19th Street BART station. This will be a fun evening of catching up with […]

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EFA | A Summer Evening of Art and Chatting

July 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

Come when you can to spend as much time as you’d like at the SFMoma. Some people like to spend hours and others like to stroll around a little bit, then move on. If we are done around 8-9, we can regroup near the ticket area and head over for a drink at Dada bar.

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WILD + AIGA SF | Gender Neutral Design

July 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Stereotypes and gender biases are ever present in our lives. We’re stereotyped for the clothes we wear, foods we eat, and even the media we choose to consume. Design stereotypes and biases are no different. As designers, it’s our responsibility to overcome these biases of what we unconsciously believe is “feminine” or “masculine.”

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Writers Lunch: A Mixer to Fill and Form Writers’ Groups

July 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Are you interested in joining a writers’ group or connecting with other MI writers? Come to this networking hour and learn about the writers’ groups that are currently looking for new members and meet other writers that are interested in forming a group.

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SF ART BOOK FAIR


July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Minnesota Street Project, Colpa, and Park Life

The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples.

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate

July 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII.

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love along with testimony about day-to-day survival inside the camp. Sixty years later, graphic designer and type designer Carolyn Porter found Marcel’s letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and began to transform his handwriting into a modern computer font.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Look Closely: Elevate Your Typography

July 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between letters to achieve a visual harmony and optimize legibility. Though kerning adjustments may be small, they are a critical finishing touch. Through a variety of hands-on exercises and group critiques, you’ll develop critical observation skills and learn to see type in a new way. In addition to kerning, this one-day workshop will address leading, line length, placement of punctuation and other finishing details that will transform your typography from functional to beautiful. This workshop is geared for non-designers who work with type but have never studied kerning and type detailing, or graphic designers who want to sharpen observation skills.

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BAIPA | Best Practices with KDP and IngramSpark

July 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Speaker: Ruth Schwartz, Book Midwife and Self-Publishing Consultant

How to get the most self-publishing juice out of using both KDP and IngramSpark efficiently and in the right order.

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SF CENTER for the BOOK | Calligraphies In Conversation: Artists In Discussion

July 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Join curator Arash Shirinbab and Calligraphies in Conversation artists for an evening of stories and inspiration.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: 21st Amendment Brewery

July 10, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our July 2019 Happy Hour.

We will be meeting on July 10th at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco from 6pm to 8pm.

All women in the publishing industry who are interested in attending are welcome. Please RSVP by July 9th, so we can reserve space accordingly. Please note that this is a no-host bar and you will be responsible for your own tab.

Come out for a drink, and meet some truly awesome women from our industry. We hope that you’ll find the connections and camaraderie energizing and fun. We look forward to seeing you!

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BAIPA | Advertising Your Book on Amazon: How to Succeed

July 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Webinar Presented By: Bob Heyman & David Kudler

During this two-session webinar series (Monday, June 24 and Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m.), we will look at one of the most powerful tools for marketing your book—Amazon Ads.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration

June 29, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics Institute

Featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar.

Mechanics’ Institute salutes American’s literary hero Walt Whitman for his 200th Birthday during Pride Weekend! The event includes a complete reading from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass (Song of Myself) and other selected works.

Be there at 6:00 pm for birthday cake and a Walt Whitman look-alike contest! Readings and performance start promptly at 6:30 pm. DADA Bar provides a gracious, charming Old World atmosphere for this community gathering and celebration.

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SF DESIGN WEEK | Digital Revolution: Designing in the ‘90s

June 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Design Week

The ’90s forever changed design. It was the rise of internet, faster and more powerful computers, new software and the start of rapid prototyping. Design was now digital.

To celebrate Astro Studios’ 25th anniversary, join us for a collaborative exhibit of works from Astro’s early years and Letterform Archive’s collection. From brand identity and advertising to products and packaging, the selection will illustrate the impact technology had on this transformative decade. The show will examine the evolution of processes from analog to early digital and how the design industry shifted over time.

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SF DESIGN WEEK | Type Builds Character: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting

June 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: SF Design Week

This workshop will challenge you to build your skills on both the macro- and micro-typographic level. You will learn how to wrangle your favorite typefaces into the most beautiful, interesting, and readable layouts. You’ll also get some insider tips on how to choose typefaces and how to combine two (or more!) of them, learn some techniques for creating clarity within typographic systems, and find out how to fine-tune long passages of text with multi-level hierarchies (oh, my!).

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THE BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA | M&H Type Foundry: A History

June 24, 2019

Hosted/organized by: The Book Club of California

M&H Type Foundry: A History

A talk by Brian Ferrett, typecaster, Arion Press. Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

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BAIPA | Advertising Your Book on Amazon: How to Succeed

June 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Webinar Presented By: Bob Heyman & David Kudler

During this two-session webinar series (Monday, June 24 and Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m.), we will look at one of the most powerful tools for marketing your book—Amazon Ads.

 

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NCBR | Northern California Book Awards 2019

June 23, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Book Reviewers

The 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards honor the work of northern California authors and translators and recognize exceptional service to the community by northern California writers and literary leaders through the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award and NCBR Recognition Award.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Create a Professional Literary Resume

June 22, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics Institute

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion? Whether you have a long list of publication credits or just a few, you need a literary resume that both adheres to professional standards and encourages panelists, editors, and reviewers to learn more about your work.

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EFA | A Summer Evening of Art and Chatting

June 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

Come when you can to spend as much time as you’d like at the SFMoma. Some people like to spend hours and others like to stroll around a little bit, then move on. If we are done around 8-9, we can regroup near the ticket area and head over for a drink at Dada bar.

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AIGA SF | Taking Your Design from Concept to Manufacturing: Step-by-Step

June 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Are you a designer with a product idea but are not sure what to do next? This instructional event will walk you through the step-by-step process of taking a product from concept to manufacturing, with all the considerations along the way.

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AIGA SF | SF Design Week

June 20, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

San Francisco Design Week is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

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CONSULATE GENERAL OF IRELAND | Annual Bloomsday Celebration

June 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Friends of the Consulate General of Ireland

Eat, Read, Drink and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin! The event begins with a special Bloomsday tea with lively Irish music and song.  This is a community reading of Ulysses by James Joyce—so, bring your book and be ready to read and share your favorite short passages!  Bloomsday attire is welcome! Advance Reservations Required! Limited Seating.

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ABM | 12th Annual Yerba Buena Art Walk

June 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The American Bookbinders Museum

Join the American Bookbinders Museum and the Yerba Buena Alliance in celebrating the 12th Annual Yerba Buena Art Walk! Start at 1pm with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. At 2pm come to the ABM where we’ll host the pre-Art Walk reception. And from 3-6pm sample some of SOMA’s most fascinating museums with free admission. As you go, collect stamps in your “passport” for chances to win prizes at the After-Party from 6-7:30pm. It’s a great day to enjoy the beautiful Yerba Buena neighborhood!

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: Temescal Brewing

June 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our next happy hour. This month we will be meeting on June 12th at Temescal Brewing from 6pm to 8pm.

Hang out with awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague! And don’t worry about driving, this location is super close to public transit.

Please RSVP by June 11th, so we can reserve space accordingly. Please note that this is a no-host bar and you will be responsible for your own tab.

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MILLS COLLEGE | Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies 2019

June 7, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mills College

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Institute taking place June 7-14, 2019 with instructors Suzanne MooreClifton MeadorBéatrice Coron, and Barb Tetenbaum.

Mills College has a long history of teaching book art at the college level, starting with the founding of the Eucalyptus Press in 1930. In the 1980s, the first separate graduate degree-granting program in Book Art in the nation was developed at Mills. Today, the Mills College Book Art Program includes an MFA program in Book Art and Creative Writing as well as one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the country.

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AMERICAN BOOKBINDERS MUSEUM | Queer Voices Opening Happy Hour

June 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

Join the American Bookbinders Museum and the GLBT Historical Society for a special Happy Hour to celebrate the opening of ABM’s new exhibit, “Queer Voices: Paperbacks and Periodicals Forging Community”.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Call for Judges

June 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Book show judging takes place over the course of one day and usually lasts between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the number of entries. Judges are assigned to categories and are responsible for scoring each entry within those categories. Judges are asked to recuse themselves from any project that they worked on or that their company submitted.

For 2019, judging will be held at Chronicle Books (680 2nd Street, San Francisco) on Wednesday, October 9.

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BOOKCON

June 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: BookCon

A Celebration of Storytelling

BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life. Join us and watch storytelling and pop culture collide surrounded by a welcoming community of book lovers just like you!

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SAN FRANCISCO CENTER for the BOOK | Typewriter Jam (B.Y.O.T.)

May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Calling all typewriter fans! Grab your typewriter or borrow one from a friend and bring it to the Typewriter Jam at the San Francisco Center for the Book. This isn’t a presentation; it’s just a casual evening of typewriter appreciation, typewriting fun, and making new friends.

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION | Productivity Hacks for Authors

May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Women’s National Book Association (SF Chapter)

Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing

As writer’s we are expected to wear many hats, sometimes balancing day jobs with writing on the side. Authors must go from introvert to extrovert at the drop of a hat and be ready for interviews and public speaking, after spending months of solitary hours at the computer. The simple tools you will learn in this workshop will help you to be more alert, alive and inspired. You will notice the difference in your writing, creative process and focus.

 

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SACRAMENTO BLACK BOOK FAIR: Creating a Legacy

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Blue Nile Press

Blue Nile Press presents the 6th annual Sacramento Black Book Fair 2019 at the historic center of Oak Park, Sacramento. This two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among our featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Salon Series 16: Judging Books by Their Covers

May 30, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection.

Book covers are a bellwether of graphic design. Over the last 100 years they evolved from relatively straightforward protection and communication to the key marketing factor in an extremely competitive environment.

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BAEF / EFA | Celebrate the Release of The Copyeditor’s Handbook

May 30, 2019

Co-Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Editors’ Forum and the Editorial Freelancers Association

We’re celebrating publication of the revised The Copyeditor’s Handbook from the University of California Press:

Amy Einsohn and Marilyn Schwartz, The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, 4th ed. Revised, Updated, and Expanded

Erika Bűky, Marilyn Schwartz, and Amy Einsohn, The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment

Come at 6:00 pm to chat and snack with friendly fellow members. Who knows, you may win a fabulous door prize. Discussion starts at 6:30 pm.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Call for Entries

May 29, 2019

48th ANNUAL BOOK SHOW CALL FOR ENTRIES

Enter your best book designs in our highly acclaimed Book Show competition. Winners receive free entry to PPN’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Book Show and are featured in our Book Show catalog and in PPN Facebook and web postings.

It’s easy to enter: Entry Form

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NEW YORK RIGHTS FAIR

May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: New York Rights Fair

The 2019 New York Rights Fair, the international adult and children’s content and licensing marketplace will run concurrently with Book Expo, making the two fairs the biggest and most important U.S. publishing event of the year. Together, these two shows impact every part of the book business, in every corner of the globe.

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BOOK EXPO AMERICA

May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Expo America

BookExpo is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play a part in the publishing industry. It’s where authors, booksellers, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more unite to build relationships, learn tactics to bolster business and get the pulse of what’s trending in today’s shifting marketplace.

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | May 2019

May 23, 2019

Let’s Catch Up! Come join us for our second FREE Bimonthly Meet up. This informal event will be held at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the 19th Street BART station. This will be a fun evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new friends and colleagues. Optional Conversation […]

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SISTERS in CRIME NORCAL CHAPTER | A Is for Anthology: The Creators of Fault Lines Talk About Writing and Publishing Short Stories

May 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Sisters in Crime NorCal Chapter

The Sisters in Crime NorCal chapter is proud to announce its first anthology in its 25-year history.

Join us at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 21, for a behind-the-scenes look at how anthologies are created. Five panelists from Sisters in Crime will read brief samples and answer questions about Fault Lines, a new collection of 19 outstanding mystery, crime, and thriller stories by Northern California writers.

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BAY AREA WOMEN in PUBLISHING | Inclusiveness Throughout

May 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Inclusiveness Throughout: How Publishers Use the Power of Editorial, Production, Cover Art, and Marketing to Create Inclusive Books that Change the World

In publishing, we have the honor of creating the books that people read, so how do we create books that build respect and create empathy for diverse people and cultures?

In this panel, we will be talking about inclusion throughout the entire process of creating a book: from the initial acquisition, through production, cover art, and finally marketing the title.

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BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA | 2019 Next Generation Printers Showcase

May 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A presentation and pop-up exhibition of work by emerging Bay Area fine printers.

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BAY AREA WOMEN in PUBLISHING | Happy Hour at Wine Down

May 8, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our May 2019 happy hour. Come network with other women who are leading publishing forward!

Our San Francisco event will be meeting on May 8th at Wine Down from 6pm to 8pm.

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YALLWEST | YA & Middle Grade Book Festival

May 4, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Yallwest

Over 100 authors and presenters including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable TV, film, video game, and comic creators.

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BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by Bay Area Book Festival

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!

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EAT CAKE CREATE | Tinker Tailor Artist Maker

May 1, 2019 to May 6, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Eat Cake Create

Join us in May 2019 to encounter new experiences, have inspiring conversations and create with like minded individuals.

Start your day with Hello World morning sessions, consummate speakers, panel sessions and entertainers. World class Studio Sessions with skilled Mentors, Masters and Educators from across the USA, Canada and Australia.  PLUS introducing  the Creator Show featuring artists, makers, and vendors – coinciding with Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Tinker Tailor Artist Maker is the event that brings together a creative collective from across the USA, Canada and Europe.

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SALESFORCE | Salesforce UX Mentorship Night: Spring Edition

April 30, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Salesforce

Meet the design team of Salesforce UX—they’re hiring! You’ll get a chance to hear from our special guests, network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Dinner will be served. Please arrive on time so that there is enough time to sign our NDA and pick-up name badges.

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LATINO LITERACY NOW | Multicultural Book & Family Festival

April 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Latino Literacy Now & CSU San Bernardino

As part of the Inland Empire Festival 2019, the Multicultural Book & Family Festival will be held at California State University San Bernardino at the Santos Manuel Student Union.

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SAN JOSE PRINTERS’ GUILD | 2019 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose

April 27, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Jose Printers’ Guild

The S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 27, 2019. Print a jumbo wood type poster and peruse the marketplace. Free! Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this event celebrates letterpress printing, typography, book arts, ephemera, fine paper, printmaking, and allied arts. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome!

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Salon Series 15: CCA Students Present Type History

April 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection.

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SAN FRANCISCO CENTER for the BOOK | Write on 2019

April 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

April is National Letter Writing Month and to celebrate San Francisco Center for the Book is participating in the Write On Campaign!

In 2014, Egg Press and Hello! Lucky began the Write On Campaign in order to connect with friends and loved ones. The project has grown over the years and evolved into a global movement. Participating venues organize events, activities, and demonstrations throughout the month of April to highlight letter writing, get creative, and skill share with others.

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BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA | 2019 BOOK ARTS STUDENT SHOWCASE

April 15, 2019

Organized/Hosted by: Book Club of California

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

A pop-up exhibition of work and presentations by select students enrolled in Bay Area book arts programs.

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES | Festival of Books

April 13, 2019 to April 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The Los Angeles Times

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.

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PRINTED MATTER | LA Art Book Fair 2019

April 12, 2019 to April 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Printed Matter

LA Art Book Fair is a 4 day event being held from 12-14 April 2019 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, United States Of America. This event showcases product from Book industry. This event showcases products like books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines associated with this field etc. In the Gifts & Handicrafts, Education & Training industries etc.

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BAY AREA WOMEN in PUBLISHING | BAWiP Happy Hour: Arthur Macs

April 10, 2019

Organized/Hosted by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Spring has sprung! Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing on April 10th from 6–8 pm at Arthur Macs, located kitty corner to MacArthur Bart at 4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. Arthurs Macs is very excited to host and has reserved us a space on their beautiful, warm, and weather-proof patio (so we are covered if Winter returns). Join us and hang out with some awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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PPN Bimonthly Meetup | March 2019

March 21, 2019

Come join us for our first PPN Bimonthly Meetup! This informal event will be held at 83 Proof in San Francisco, conveniently located near the Embarcadero BART station. We have reserved the mezzanine at this cozy and friendly bar for an evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new friends and colleagues. Please […]

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Happy Hour | Bay Area Women in Publishing

March 13, 2019

Happy hour at the Alchemist, San Francisco, 6 to 8 p.m., no-host bar

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Word Week 2019 | Friends of Noe Valley

March 8, 2019 to March 16, 2019

From the Friends of Noe Valley Word Week 2019 starts Friday, March 8 with our celebration of International Women’s Day and ends Saturday, March 16 with San Francisco Shakespeare. See the event link for a full list of all nine events.

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HIRING AN INCLUSIVE TEAM

February 27, 2019

At Bay Area Women in Publishing, we believe that inclusion is the best way to have a vital, relevant publishing community. Still, we all have work to do to create a truly inclusive workspace. Please join us to learn best practices, critical milestones, and even where to start in creating an inclusive team at your publishing […]

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47th Annual PPN Book Show and Design Panel

January 23, 2019

Spend an evening networking with colleagues over some of the best book designs to be published on the West Coast and beyond.

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Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

September 23, 2018

Hosted by the San Francisco Center for the Book About the Festival The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and […]

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2018 Writers World

September 8, 2018

Hosted by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Vendors • Workshops • Raffle Prizes • Fun • Surprises Bay Area Independent Publishers Association members and guests will have a unique opportunity to find the support services they need at this event. You will be able to get up close and personal with representatives from: regional […]

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Social Happy Hour

August 8, 2018

Hosted by the Bay Area Women in Publishing Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our next happy hour. This month we will be meeting on August 8th at Temescal Brewing from 6pm to 8pm. Hang out with awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please […]

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PPN Board Meeting

July 23, 2018
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2018 PPN Conference

April 27, 2018

Join us for a full day of plenary and keynote speakers, professional development sessions, and interactive roundtables. We expect spots to fill up by April 1, 2018, so don’t delay. Register now!

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14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

September 17, 2017

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival 2017 About the Festival The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more. About Steamroller Printing […]

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BAWiP Happy Hour at Steins Beer Garden

August 24, 2017

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our happy hour. Come network and optimize your career goals with other women who are leading publishing forward! Bay Area Women in Publishing meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month in various locations around the Bay. All women in the publishing industry who are interested in attending […]

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BAWiP Happy Hour at Temescal Brewing

August 9, 2017

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our happy hour. Come network and optimize your career goals with other women who are leading publishing forward! Bay Area Women in Publishing meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month in various locations around the Bay. All women in the publishing industry who are interested in attending […]

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46th Annual Book Show Call for Entries

August 1, 2017

Your best book designs deserve to be recognized!  Click here to enter! Achieve visibility for your most beautiful books from the 2016 publishing season by entering them in our highly acclaimed book show competition! Books, covers, jackets, ebooks, and product catalogs across genres are accepted, and the entry process is simple. Submissions will be displayed at our […]

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Summer Social & Networking Gathering / Editorial Freelancers Association

July 26, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association Summer Social & Networking Gathering Join us for shop talk, networking, and Bananagrams with local freelancers at a mellow neighborhood bar just a half block from the Glen Park BART station. You don’t need to be an EFA member to attend our gatherings. If you’d […]

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BAWiP Happy Hour at Temescal Brewing

June 14, 2017

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our happy hour. Come network and optimize your career goals with other women who are leading publishing forward! Bay Area Women in Publishing meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month in various locations around the Bay. All women in the publishing industry who are interested in attending […]

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Empower Yourself: Find the Right Publishing Job for You​

May 17, 2017

https://www.bayareawomeninpublishing.com/upcoming-events

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Andres Barba in conversation with Yiyun Li

April 25, 2017

Andres Barba discusses his new novel, Such Small Hands, with Yiyun Li, followed by a party sponsored by Transit Books. Learn more: http://www.greenapplebooks.com/event/andres-barba-and-yiyun-li

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2017 PPN Conference

April 21, 2017
Job or Vocation? ​Publishing as a Way of Life Join us for a​ full day of plenary and keynote speakers, professional development sessions, and interactive roundtables.​ ​We expect spots to fill up as early as March 15, 2017, so don't delay and register now! Read more...

Oakland Happy Hour at Lost & Found Beer Garden

April 12, 2017

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our monthly happy hour on April 12, 2017 from 6-8pm in Oakland at the Lost & Found Beer Garden at 2040 Telegraph Avenue. It’s a great opportunity to meet some truly awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please […]

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PubDate Oakland

March 16, 2017

Bring your friends who write, edit, design, or publish things!

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Bay Area Women in Publishing Happy Hour

March 8, 2017

Free, but RSVP is required: http://www.bayareawomeninpublishing.com/upcoming-events

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The Book Industry Environmental Council’s Fall 2016 Meeting

April 10, 2016

The Book Industry Environmental Council, is a small, but dedicated group consisting of publishers, printers, paper merchants and mills that are passionate about examining the environmental impacts of the publishing industry, and educating ourselves and our industry colleagues about these issues. Please join us for the October 4th speaker presentations. Come learn more about the latest […]

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