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Book Design Awards Ceremony & Panel: Vancouver, Oct 25 2017

This year’s Book Design Awards ceremony will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th, at the UBC Robson Square Theatre – free and open to the public.

Following the announcement of winners from the 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, we are pleased to present the following panel discussion:

The Handmade Tale: Book Arts in the Dystopian Present

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Alcuin Award winners on display at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

The Alcuin Book Design Awards Ceremony in Toronto: RSVP Now!

On October 2, 2017, the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto will welcome members and friends of the Alcuin Society of Canada to celebrate Central and Eastern Canadian winners of the Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for books published in 2016. The speaker for the evening will be celebrated illustrator and book designer, Frank Viva.

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Working with Publishers and Designers, CARFAC event, Sept. 23 in Burnaby, BC

CARFAC BC,  Burnaby Art Gallery, and Vancouver Art Book Fair are hosting an event on September 23, 2017, at Burnaby Art Gallery. Here’s the description from their website:

Presented in partnership with Burnaby Art Gallery and Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00-4:00pm  |  $32 / $20 (CARFAC BC Members)

Join us for a presentation on independent publishing practices within contemporary art led by artists Erica Wilk (Moniker Press) and Sylvana d’Angelo (Zine Club). From ideation to distribution, gain practical tools to help you share your artistic practice with a wider audience.

This hands-on workshop will cover techniques to produce both digital and physical zines, including image-making and folding demonstrations. Participants will then create their own imagery to be used in the final design of the workshop’s collaborative zine for each to take home. Participants are invited to bring materials to work with (drawings, photographs, etc) …

You can see their website here for more details and to register.

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Image credit: CARFAC BC, http://www.carfacbc.org/event-sep-23-working-with-publishers-and-designers-workshop-at-the-bag/.

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SFU announces the launch of the open access SFU Archaeology Press catalogue

I watch the emerging innovations in scholarly publishing with great interest, and I was happy to get notification that Simon Fraser University Archeology and Library have announced the launch of the open access SFU Archaeology Press catalogue. They have invited the community to attend a panel discussion to explore the past, present, and future of publishing in archaeology. Continue Reading…

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Small and Fine Press Book Fair: Sept. 9, 2017, at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto

Two years ago, the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto hosted a number of small and fine presses as they exhibited and sold their publications. The inspiration for this was an exhibition of fine printing drawn from the Library’s holdings that was on at that time. Continue Reading…

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Alcuin Wayzgoose planned for November 4 at Vancouver Public Library

Here’s something to look forward to!
On Saturday November 4 at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, the Alcuin Society and VPL will be co-sponsoring the Alcuin Wayzgoose! Come and see beautiful examples of finely produced handprinted (letterpress) books, artists books and demonstrations such as paper making, suminagashi paper marbling, book binding, intaglio printing, and letterpress printing of keepsakes for visitors to the event.
Free and open to the public from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Alice McKay Room downstairs.

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Book design award winners will be displayed at Special Collections in the University of Victoria Library

The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada 2016 award winners will be on display this month in the Special Collections at the University of Victoria from June 9-23, 2017.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, Room A005

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Book design award winners will be displayed at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University

The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada 2016 award winners will be on display at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, until the end of June.

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Alcuin Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

The Alcuin Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, will be held at The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, a short distance east and south of Granville Street at 16th Avenue. The Club is accessible by various buses running on Granville Street. Parking is available at the Club and nearby.

The meeting will take place on Monday, June 5th. Please feel free to come at 6:30 to see the award-winning books from this year’s Alcuin book design competition, The 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The short meeting, at 7 p.m., will be followed at 7:30 by Michael Kluckner (artist and writer, who has spent more than two decades recording and interpreting, in a dozen books, the histories and landscapes of Vancouver). He will give an illustrated talk entitled Art, Activism and the Challenges of Illustrated Books. Continue Reading…