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

Past Events

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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