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Book Studies events and happenings of note, spring 2014



Made in the Happy Valley: a Free Academy of the Book Arts

A lecture by Barbara Blumenthal, Book Arts Specialist in the MRBR

Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke

This lecture showcases three men -- Arno Werner, Leonard Baskin, and Harold McGrath -- who trained and inspired several generations of printers, papermakers, bookbinders, and artists in and nearby Northampton. For more information call x2906.


Single Voice, Many Hands: the Nature of Vision and Collaboration in Contemporary Book Arts

A lecture by Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book & Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:30 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library

This is the inaugural Enid Epstein Mark '54 Lecture, honoring the memory of book artist and publisher Enid Mark.

The lecture will be preceeded by a special get-together with the speaker for Book Studies concentrators at 3:00 pm in the Mortimer Rare Book Room; we'll pull out some recently-acquired contemporary artists books and see what we think about them...


An informal chat with Ann M. Martin

Friday, April 11, 2014, 4:00 pm

The author of The Baby-sitters Club (and other!) books will talk about writing, her career, and her archive, which is now housed in the Mortimer Rare Book Room. To accompany the exhibition Beyond the Baby-sitters Club: the Other Books of Ann M. Martin, curated by Su Meck '14.


Book Studies Seniors at Collaborations

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 am

See presentations on artists books, women's diaries and journals, author Ann M. Martin, and digital humanism by the six senior concentrators: Sofia Contino, Lucia Ferguson, Liz Henle, Victoria Hugo-Vidal, Su Meck, and Olivia Woods.


The Annual Book Studies Wayzgoose

Friday, May 2, 2014, 4-6 pm

Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library

A wayzgoose is the traditonal printers' party; our wayzgoose, however, is the annual farewell to graduating senior concentrators. Open to all concentrators and their friends (and to anyone, really). Maybe we'll fire up the press and print a keepsake...



For further information

For information on any of these events, or for help in applying to the concentration, contact Barbara Blumenthal, the adminstrative assistant, at x2906 or bblument@smith.edu.