The new call for entries for the next session of our ongoing Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers is posted. This five day intensive hands-on workshop introduces writers to the basics of hand typesetting and letterpress printing. Students set their work in type and print and share an edition of mini-broadsides with the group, while learning about the history and flexibility of the medium. Visiting artists and publishers come in to speak to the group about their own work, their methods of production and their ways of distributing their books to an audience.
All of this is tuition-free for those who are accepted. We’ve been running this program since 2003 and we’re very proud of the work that’s come out of it. Students are encouraged to start their own press, and to incorporate handmade elements in the works they produce.
The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, September 14-18 from 10 am to 4pm. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience.Writers from culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
The complete guidelines are available now on our website under Opportunities: here.
Application postmark deadline for this coming session is July 15, 2011.