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Preview: Letterpress Intensive Workshop - Bilingual Poetry

An introductory meeting to discuss an upcoming term-long workshop to use metal type to hand set and print poetry interlined with its translation in a second typeface.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Baker Library room 21
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars, Workshops & Training

The Letterpress Intensive workshop is offering an opportunity to explore letterpress typography by typesetting and printing poetry interlined with its translation in a second language and typeface. Students with an interest in Latin, Hebrew, or ancient Greek are especially encouraged to attend but no classic language knowledge or letterpress experience is required. Participants will learn about historic typefaces and how to hand set and print a short poem of one's choice using movable metal type. They will receive intensive hands-on instruction in the nuances of traditional fine book typography and printing. Examples of the project from earlier workshops are on display outside the Treasure Room in Baker Library.

An informational meeting open to all will be held Sunday, September 29, from 2 to 3 pm in Baker room 21. At the end of this introductory session, attendees can decide if they would like to register to participate in the workshop. Subsequent sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm through the term. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend with students given priority for registration which will be limited to eight. All materials and equipment will be provided by the workshop. Anyone interested in more information should contact [email protected]

For more information, contact:
Won K. Chung

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.