Book Arts Roundtables and public programming

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Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a hub of creativity where interesting, passionate, and knowledgeable people like you learn, share ideas, and get inspired.

Join the conversation by attending our fun, interactive Book Arts Roundtables in MCBA’s lively studios. Unless otherwise noted, Roundtables and other public programming are free and open to the public.

 


 

Roundtable with visiting artist Sara Langworthy

Roundtable with visiting artist Sara Langworthy

Friday, May 20; 6pm in MCBA's studios

Sara Langworthy operates a letterpress studio in Iowa City, Iowa, producing editioned artist books and broadsides. She is a Lecturer in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and oversees the two UICB print shops. Her artist’s books can be found in a number of national collections, including the Walker Art Center, Yale University, and the Library of Congress. She has taught at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Penland School of Craft, Women’s Studio Workshop, Wells College, the College of St. Benedict, University of Utah, and the University of Iowa.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: May 20, 2016

'My Mighty Journey' with artists Gaylord Schanilec, Paul Nylander and author John Coy

'My Mighty Journey' with artists Gaylord Schanilec, Paul Nylander and author John Coy

Tuesday, June 28; 6pm

Meet letterpress printer, designer and illustrator Gaylord Schanilec, artist Paul Nylander and author John Coy as they discuss their book project My Mighty Journey. This book, in production since June 2015, illustrates a "12,000 year journey up the Mississippi," and is in conjunction with MCBA's upcoming exhibition The River

To learn more about My Mighty Journey, visit the project's website.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: June 28, 2016

Roundtable with artist and poet MC Hyland

Roundtable with artist and poet MC Hyland

Friday, July 8; 6pm in MCBA's studios

MC Hyland is bringing a “poetic research project” on walking, intimacy, friendship, and poetry to the banks of the Mississippi River. Over ten days, she will take daily walks with friends or strangers, then compose a poem for each walking companion. MC's companions may choose to keep the poems for themselves as a memento of the conversation, or to allow them to be shared either through a live reading or in printed form, as part of a handmade poetry chapbook.

How to participate:
• email mississippiwalkpoems@gmail.com by June 1 with a note about your favorite Mississippi walk and one to three times you’ll be available to walk between June 25-July 4
• MC will confirm dates and times with walking companions (and alternates) by the end of the day on June 15
• Join her for a walk!
• After the walk, MC will email you a poem, which you can choose to keep for yourself, include in the Mississippi Walk Poems chapbook, and/or have read at the chapbook release

Visit the Mississippi Walk Poems website for more information.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 8, 2016