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Annual Chapbook Festival at the Center for Book Arts, May 3-4

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

News from the Center for Book Arts in New York:

The Center for Book Arts is proud to announce the Annual Chapbook Festival. Now in it’s Second year, the Chapbook Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a vehicle for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. This year’s festival features two days of professional development workshops, panels, readings, a book fair of chapbook publishers, hands on workshops, and a reception at the CUNY Graduate Center. The festival is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center and MFA Programs in Creative Writing of the City University of New York; The Center for Book Arts; Poets House; Poetry Society of America; and Poets & Writers.
Monday and Tuesday, May 3-4, 10am to 7pm: Workshops, readings, and a bookfair at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue

Wednesday, May 5, 10am to 5pm: Hands on Workshops with Susan Mills and Karen Randall at Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th Street, 3rd Fl. (Registration Required. Call (212) 481-0295)

Wednesday, May 5, 6:30pm: Broadside Poetry Reading With Boni Joi and Albert Mobilio. Organized by John Yau. At Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th Street, 3rd Fl.

Chapbook Festival (May 3-4): Free Admission
Hands on Workshops (May 5): $20 Materials Fee
Broadside Poetry Reaading (May 5) $10/$5 Members (suggested)

The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, Third Floor
Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue
Subway: N, R, W to 28th Street; F, V to 23rd Street; 1 to 28th Street

— Paul Razzell

Come celebrate the Center for Book Arts’ 35th anniversary!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

News of The Center for Book Arts 35th Anniversary Celebration (from the press release):

‘The Center for Book Arts turned thirty-five in the fall of 2009. In honor of our thirty-fifth anniversary year–a venerable landmark–we hope you will join us in recognizing how far we’ve come! You are cordially invited to mark this exciting occasion at the 2010 Annual Benefit & Auction on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 6 to 9 pm, and to pay tribute to key individuals who have made exceptional efforts to advance and promote the book arts:

Lesley Dill, Artist
Dikko Faust, Printer, Purgatory Pie Press
Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner, Founders, The Women’s Studio Workshop
Ruth and Marvin Sackner, Art Collectors
Mary Coxe Schlosser, Binder and Scholar

We are pleased to celebrate the admirable achievements of these individuals, who have done so much to further the book arts. We hope you will join us for an enchanting spring evening of French Jazz by Les Chauds Lapins, cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres by The Gourmand & The Peasant, a silent auction, and a rousing live auction courtesy of Sotheby’s featuring work by acclaimed artists.

You may purchase tickets for the benefit through our website, by phone at (212) 481-0295, or click here for a printable donation form, which you may mail to us.


We also encourage you to participate in the silent and live auctions, which offer a unique opportunity to acquire outstanding contemporary artworks while supporting the Center’s mission. Over 50 artists have contributed to this year’s auction, including Blanka Amezkua, Doug Beube, Brendan Carroll, Wennie Huang, Leah Oates, Dana Velan and many more. You may view the exciting artworks on the auction block for this year on our website! Click here for a complete auction preview.

Together we have forged ahead through troubled economic times, and are beginning to see signs of recovery. It is fitting that these positive signs coincide with the promise of spring, and the Center’s annual celebration of its vibrant community, which continues to give new life and vital support to the book arts. We do hope you will renew your commitment in the spirit of spring, and join us to celebrate our collective achievements!

Please consider purchasing a tax-deductible ticket, or making a donation to the Center’s Annual Benefit & Auction today. With the generosity of friends like you, the Center will continue its remarkable success.’

—Paul Razzell

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Vandercook printing press

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Vandercook birthday at Gaspereau Press

Gaspereau Press, designers and printers of the North American (fall) editions of Parenthesis, mark the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Vandercook with a little cake . . . and a video of the cake being run through the press.

broadsides produced by various printers for The Vandercook Book.

broadsides produced by various printers for The Vandercook Book.

In a more sober mood, The Center for Book Arts in New York are celebrating Vandercook’s centenary with the publication of The Vandercook Book, which includes broadsides produced by dozens of contemporary master printers and essays by Barbara Henry, Fritz Klinke, Henry Morris, Paul Moxon, Michael Peich, and Perry Tymeson. Parenthesis 17, due out this fall, will feature an essay by Barbara Henry and Roni Gross about the making of this unique collaborative book.

— Paul Razzell