Posts Tagged ‘events’

Caxton Club announces association copy symposium

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell is in the process of publication, and will be unveiled Friday, March 18, 2011, from 5:00–9:00 pm at The Newberry Library in Chicago. That evening there will be cocktails and book signing, dinner, and a short program. The following day, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, also at the Newberry, there will be a symposium featuring three speakers and a panel discussion. Speakers include Heather Jackson (Professor of English, University of Toronto and author of Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books [2001]), Tom Congalton (proprietor of Between the Covers of Gloucester City, New Jersey), and David Pearson (Director of Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery, London and author of Books as History [2008] and Provenance Research in Book History [1994]).
The book has 216 pages, 112 illustrations, and 51 authors have contributed.
See the Caxton web site for details as they develop.
–Bob McCamant

Know of an event that would be of interest to the fine-press community? Let the FPBA help you promote it.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Exhibits. Book fairs. Lectures. Presentations. Competitions. Courses. Demonstrations. . . . If you are aware of events or exhibits that might be of interest to the fine press book community, why not email us the details so we can post them on our Events & Exhibits listing. Let us help you get the word out!

Don’t forget to check our listings often so you don’t miss what’s happening in the world of private presses and the book arts.

— Paul Razzell

The printed broadside from 1450 to 1830: a symposium

Monday, June 29th, 2009

This interesting symposium was recently announced on HoBo: the website for History of the Book events and resources throughout the UK. It takes place November 14 in Oxford, so it might be something to take in after the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair.

‘The Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford is holding a symposium on the early-modern broadside in the age of its digital reproduction. Printed for display purposes (typically on one side of a single sheet), the broadside arguably addressed a wider audience than any other publication of the handpress period. Broadsides were advertisements, religious indulgences, political addresses, civic discourses, aids to pedagogy, ballads and other forms of entertainment. This symposium will explore how the broadside demarcated or connected both public and private worlds and popular and learned cultures. What is recovered of the broadside and its world through digitization, and what remains to be reconstructed? What is its place in the histories of collecting, literacy, popular culture and antiquarianism? Abstracts of 200 words describing papers of 25 minutes are invited on any aspect of the world of the broadside, from Gutenberg until the end of the handpress period (c.1830). Send abstracts by July 20 to

Conference organizers: Giles Bergel (Merton College); Alexandra Franklin (Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Library)’

— Paul Razzell

Small Press Symposium

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Where: Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
453 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY.

Here’s the full schedule of events:

Anna Moschovakis, Jay Millar, Kyle Schlesinger & Richard Owens
Reading their poems on
Sunday, April 19, 8:00 PM
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Avenue

UB Poetry Collection
420 Capen Hall, North Campus

10:00-10:45: KEYNOTE: CHARLES ALEXANDER (Editor, Chax Press)
Between Poetics, the Poetics of Between, Pressing Between

Joel Brenden (The Enthusiast), Robert Dewhurst (Satellite Television), Geoffrey Gatza (BlazeVOX), David Hadbawnik (Kadar Koli | Hadbenicht Press), Margaret Konkol (Small Press in the Archive Series), Aaron Lowinger (House Press), Edric Mesmer (Yellow Edenwald Field), Douglas Manson (Little Scratch Pad), Richard Owens (Damn the Caesars | Punch Press), Andrew Rippeon (P-Queue | Queue Editions), Andrea Strudensky (Broke).

2:00-2:45: KEYNOTE: MICHAEL BASINSKI (Curator, UB Poetry Collection)
“Exploration and Acquisition: Collecting All of Small Press Poetry”


“Five Micro-Ecologies: A Presentation of 5 Portable-Press at Yo-Yo Labs Chapbooks,” Brenda Iijima (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs)

“__________,” Jay MillAr (Bookthug)

” the temptations of anti-sustainability, or wherefore survival?,” Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling)

“Ragged Edges,” Kyle Schlesinger (Cuneiform Press)

453 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY

8:00PM: Poetry readings by Charles Alexander, Michael Basinski, Brenda Iijima and Andrew Rippeon

— Paul Razzell