The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers. The next session of this workshop is scheduled for Summer 2020, June 19 through 21 (Wednesday - Sunday). Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these dates are subject to change. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected 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 with Master Printer Barbara Henry 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 degree programs during the program year (September 2019-May 2020)
Application Deadline is Sunday, May 10, 2020
NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years or older