I’m so lucky — I get to teach a book-making workshop as part of the Scripps College fall 2019 Humanities Institute later this month! Here’s the description:
How can we invite others to experience our worlds? How might the content of our written ideas be reflected in their presentation? In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the constraints and freedoms of traditional and creative book forms. We’ll start by considering various examples—from Scripps’s own Denison Library collections—where literary content and inventive forms create unexpected and immersive reading experiences. We’ll then turn to some hands-on creation as we experiment with presenting written content in interactive, evocative ways. You’ll make your own Pocket Book—based on book artist Alisa Golden’s “X-Book with Pockets” design—, a relatively simple structure that allows for the shifting movement of lines and ideas. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a paragraph or short poem to use as the basis of your explorations during the workshop.
Visit the event page for more, and info about how to join us (The workshop is free! But space is limited, so be sure to RSVP).