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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

You can read more here.

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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…

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New exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology: Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

The Museum of Anthropology is have an exhibition opening May 11, 7:00-10:00 pm:

Words and their physical manifestations are explored in this insightful exhibition, which will honour the special significance that written forms, especially calligraphy, hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting the greatest diversity of languages in the world.

Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia will showcase the varied forms of expression associated with writing throughout Asia over the span of different time periods: from Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions, Qu’ranic manuscripts, Southeast Asian palm leaf manuscripts and Chinese calligraphy from MOA’s Asian collection to graffiti art from Afghanistan and contemporary artworks using Japanese calligraphy, and Tibetan and Thai scripts.

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Wayzgoose 2017, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario. April 29th

Saturday, April 29, is the 39 th Wayzgoose at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in Grimsby, Ontario. I will be there. I have missed only a couple of the 39 and that for reasons beyond my control. I relish this opportunity to meet old friends among the printers, binders, and papermakers who attend and to see what new work they have to show. There will be books, signatures, broadsides, and copies of the annual Wayzgoose Anthology, a collection of signatures mostly by the attending printers. This is also the place to meet new printers. If you are within driving distance of Grimsby, you should come too. Not only will you have an opportunity to see everyone’s latest work but also, because most bring items that are still available for sale, have a second chance to buy a book that you passed over in a previous year. Continue Reading…

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Capture Photography Festival Launches the Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair

Alcuin members in Vancouver in April may be interested in Capture Photography Festival’s Inaugural Photo Book Fair. Here are the details:

Capture Photography Festival Launches the Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair

Featuring local and international artists, collectives, and publishers, April 21–23, 2017

March 21, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) The Capture Photography Festival, in partnership with Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF), launches the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair this April 21–23. The Fair surveys one of photography’s earliest forms of dissemination—the photo book—demonstrating how this vital form continues to evolve, push the conventions of artists’ books, and carry photography into new contexts. Continue Reading…

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The Canadian Hellenic Cultural Society Presents two Illustrated Lectures: Monday, March 27

This lecture hosted by the Canadian Hellenic Cultural Society in Vancouver might be of interest to some of our readers:

Greek Bibles

Dr. Cillian O’Hogan, UBC Classics

Monday 27 March 2017 at 7:30 pm

Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre

The fourth century saw the creation of pandects – large manuscripts containing all the books of the Old and New Testament – for the first time. Remarkably, two of these pandects survive almost intact: Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, both written in Greek. These two manuscripts reveal a great deal about the formation of the Christian canon, book production in late antiquity, and the history of scripture. This talk will explore some of the most interesting features of these late antique Bibles, and address the controversial question of the circumstances of their creation. Continue Reading…

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A Talk by Paul Shaw: On Digital Revivals of Historical Typefaces

The Alcuin Society of Canada is joining with the Sheridan Typographic Hub and the Type Directors Club and the Registered Graphic Designers to sponsor a talk by Paul Shaw — On digital revivals of historical typefaces and other letterforms.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
At The Arts & Letters Club
14 Elm Street, Toronto

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