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Sunday, May 6 • 10:15am - 11:15am
The Poet, The Artist, The Printer: Book Arts and the Small Press FILLING

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What are the choices that go into producing the physical book—the first thing a reader sees? How do the choices of physical object and artwork guide and enhance the text within to make a book more than the sum of its parts? Artist Carlyn Marcus Ekstrom joins members of Slate Roof Press to discuss the opportunities and constraints that come when poets, artists, and printers work together on a project. What do authors contribute, and learn in the process? What technical restraints does a bookmaker face? We will discuss overall book design along with printing options, cover choices, papers, bindings, typeface, artwork, die cuts, etc. Slate Roof poets are fully involved in their own book design, and each chapbook uniquely reflects its author, while showcasing the work of local artists and bookmakers.

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Janet MacFadyen

Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of four works, most recently Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press 2017) and In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated the Forward Prize (UK), and twice for a Pushcart. It has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review... Read More →

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Anna M. Warrock

Slate Roof Press
Anna M. Warrock’s latest book is From the Other Room, Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award winner. Besides appearing in The Sun, The Madison Review, Harvard Review, Poiesis, and other journals; and anthologized in Kiss Me Goodnight, writing by women who were girls when their mothers... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
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