Keepsake Books: Small & Simple DIY Bookmaking
This workshop is for poets, writers, graphic novelists, and publishers. Keepsake books are small (a little smaller than a playing card) handmade books for poetry or prose, perfect for sharing at readings and events or giving as gifts to family and friends. They require no specialized tools, materials, or technical skills. They can be made in editions or as one-of-a-kinds. They can be created completely by hand or printed on home computers or at copy or print shops. The workshop begins with book construction and ends with information about page layout and printing.
Spirit Book Workshop
The Spirit Books connect creativity with the spirit of nature. They are bookmaking at its most organic and free—no measurements, no rulers, just your response to the world around you. For those with bookmaking experience, it offers a chance to let go and take part in a simple project which requires only an engagement with the materials and the moment. For those without prior bookmaking or art experience, it is an excellent entry into creative exercise. The Spirit Books are truly for everyone.
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