Looking for an excuse for a weekend away? Here are a few events taking place nearby that are worth the drive:
713 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
585 - 244 -1730
Get your feet wet and your hands dirty! Pick a Saturday workshop for a taste of letterpress printing. You will design, typeset and print your card. All materials and envelopes are supplied.
Saturday, July 14 -OR- 21 / 10 am - 1 pm
Member Price: $40; Non-Member Price: $50
Presented by Renate Mesmer and the Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers
July 14 & 15
9 AM – 5 PM
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Renate Mesmer is the Head of Conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the former Director of the Book and Paper Conservation Program at the Centro del bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland. She has a Masters in bookbinding from the Chamber of Crafts of Palatinate in Germany and gained experience in conservation during ten years of work as head of the conservation department at the Speyer’s State Archives in Germany.
Friday, July 20, 2012 | 6:00-11:00 p.m. | Free
The Ludington Building
1104 South Wabash Avenue
The Printers' Ball celebrates literary culture by offering thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides free of charge; showcasing live music, readings, and other performances; demonstrating letterpress and offset printing, papermaking, and bookbinding; providing other activities, entertainment, food, and drink—free!
Join 3,000+ readers, writers, editors, and artists for the greatest literary party in the galaxy, presented by Poetry magazine, Columbia College Chicago’s Silver Tongue Reading Series, Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, the Read/Write Library, MAKE magazine, and over 200 other literary arts organizations. The full schedule of events will be announced soon!
For more information on participating or attending Printers' Ball 2012, visit the official Printers' Ball website, or contact April Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Saturday, July 28 / 10-5pm at WNYBAC
On Saturday, July 28, 2012 The Western New York Book Arts Center will host Buffalo BookFest, a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. The festival will feature an artist’s market and a complete schedule of outdoor adult and kid-friendly hands-on demonstrations of the book arts, including steamroller printmaking!
This event is free and open to the public. Buffalo BookFest artist’s market will highlight Western New York’s most talented writers, artisans, and crafts people. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase locally handmade goods including hand-bound books, letterpress prints, small press publications, and loads of handmade crafty items! The market will be held on the ground floor of the Western New York Book Arts Center.