Printing Words from Banned Books: 8/19/23

Saturday, August 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Practice letterpress printing while honoring the words of your favorite writer, while bringing attention to the attempts to ban books, currently underway in many parts of our country. Bring a sentence or two from your favorite banned book. Set the words in your choice of metal movable type, and print an edition of 25 prints on the Vandercook printing press. You pick typeface, ink color, paper type and size.

From one of my favorite banned books: “And don’t fight when you’re angry. Think when you’re angry. Write when you’re angry. Read when you’re angry.”
― Kiese Laymon, Heavy

$100, all materials included, ask about sliding scale for workshop fee.

5 participants maximum

All classes are taught by Jessica Peterson, the owner and operator of The Southern Letterpress. Jessica is a designer, letterpress printer, and teacher. She has taught workshops and classes in book arts and printing at universities and arts centers around the country, including Tulane University, the University of Alabama, Ringling College, University of Utah and Purchase College. She has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country. 

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