Letterpress Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The seminar, taught by our Master Printer Barbara Henry, runs twice a year for five consecutive days in early May and early November. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Selected participants must attend the entire five-day workshop.
Participants will hear lectures from various professionals in the field – printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, to get a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. They will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience. Each seminar will be offered to a maximum of eight students. Writers from culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications will not be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2017-May 2018.)
Application Deadline is Sunday January 3rd, 2018
NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years or older
The next Fine Press Seminar will take place at the Center January 17-21, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Online Applications open December 1, 2017 and closes January 3rd, 2018.