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Fine Press Seminar for Emerging Writers

About the 2023 Fine Press Seminar for Emerging Writers (Applications Open)

Eight writers will be selected to participate in the 2023 program led by CBA Master Printer Barbara Henry.

Henry will teach the 2023 participants the basics of letterpress printing—including traditional typesetting and methods incorporating new technology—empowering each writer to produce their own broadsides and chapbooks.

Participants also will hear lectures from various professionals in the field—printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, to get a practical overview of small press publishing.

The 2023 program will take place in-person at CBA across five days in January, from the 25th to 29th, from 10am-4pm. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop.

Tuition for the seminar is FREE and all materials are also provided free of cost. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply, but graduate students are welcome. The program is most suitable for those with little to no letterpress experience.

Please fill out the application and provide a sample of creative writing sample no longer than five pages. We welcome and encourage writers and publishers of all backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to apply.

Questions can be directed to CBA Educational Programs Manager at caroline@centerforbookarts.org

About the Seminar Instructor:

Woman with straight gray hair stands in front of type cases
Barbara Henry (2019)

Barbara Henry holds an MFA in painting from American University and studied typography at the University of Iowa with Kay Amert. From 1985 to 2004,  she was Curator of Bowne & Co., Stationers at The South Street Seaport Museum NYC. During this time, she produced books under the name Harsimus Press. In addition to her work at the press, she serves as the Master Printer at Center for Book Arts NYC as well as teaching workshops there.

Creative Publishing Seminar

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Questions can be directed to caroline@centerforbookarts.org

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