[GBW] Wellesley Book Arts Program presents Steve Miller lecture

Jeffrey Altepeter, Bookbinder jeff at handbookbinding.com
Fri Aug 24 12:32:24 EDT 2007

Posted on behalf of Katherine Mcanless Ruffin.  Please see contact 
information below with questions about this event.

The Book Arts Program at Wellesley College invites you
to attend a very special lecture by Steve Miller

ARTIST TO ARTIST: The Alabama Cuba Book Project

Thursday, September 6, 2007
4:30 Reception
5:00 Lecture

Book Arts Lab
Clapp Library at Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

Since 2004 Professor Steve Miller, coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts
Program at The University of Alabama, has made eight working trips to
Havana, Cuba. On many of these trips he has been accompanied by Anna
Embree, UAs bookbinding instructor, as well as Book Arts graduate
students, all working together on bilingual collaborative book projects
with Cuban print- and hand papermakers, and Cuban and U.S. poets. Of five
limited edition handmade books so far created, the first one as well as
the most recent one were authored by former U.S. poet Laureate Billy
Collins. Miller will speak about the special challenges and rewards of
working on book projects with Cuban artists and show examples of the work.

Steve Miller has taught at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa since
1988, where he is Professor and teaches letterpress printing and hand
papermaking in the MFA in the Book Arts Program
(http://www.bookarts.ua.edu/) and is coordinator of the program. Although
his primary focus at the University is in the teaching of traditional
bookmaking, he is also the proprietor of Red Hydra Press
(http://www.redhydra.us/).  Steve Miller is a Co-director of Paper & Book
Intensive (http://www.paperbookintensive.org/), a nationally recognized
annual series of summer workshops in the book arts, and chair of the
Advisory Board of the American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, Georgia.

Directions and maps of campus can be found online at:

If you are bringing a vehicle to campus, please park in the Davis Parking
Parking Facility.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about this event. Thank you!

Katherine McCanless Ruffin
Book Arts Program Director
Research & Instruction Group
Margaret Clapp Library
Wellesley College
kruffin at wellesley.edu

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