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The Craftier side of Word On The Street!

September 22, 2011

Friday Sept. 23.
HISTORIC JOY KOGAWA HOUSE 1450 W. 64th Avenue
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Make a Collage Button with Laura Bucci
and meet Susan Crean—Historic Joy Kogawa House Writer-in-Residence

Join crafter Laura Bucci at Historic Joy Kogawa House to create collage buttons using text and a variety of other materials. Crafters of all levels are welcome to attend this FREE button-making workshop. During the workshop, members of the community will have the opportunity to meet Susan Crean, who will entertain crafters with daring tales of her plans as writer-in-residence.

These events are part of a community celebration to welcome non-fiction writer Susan Crean as the 2011 writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House. Susan Crean arrives from Toronto on September 15 to spend three months living and working in the former childhood home of Joy Kogawa.

Books will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments will be served. Buttons and collage materials will be provided free of charge, but donations are appreciated!

Can’t Get Enough?
Laura Bucci will be running workshops in the Family Literacy Tent on Sunday at The Word On The Street at Library Square and Susan Crean will be in the Authors Tent at 4:30 pm.

And on Sat. at Carnegie Centre:

IN THE THEATRE
12:30–4:30 Mercedes Eng—How to Make a Chapbook:
An Info Session and Workshop for Controlling the Means of Production

Chapbooks—short, self-published, homemade books—allow writers to circulate their work quickly and cost-efficiently. This session will discuss why chapbooks are strategic tools for presenting work and the components of designing individual chapbooks. Immediately following a 1/2 hour talk is a 3 1/2 hour hands-on workshop in which participants will make up to 5 copies of their own 10-12 page books. All materials are supplied free of charge. Please bring your work on a memory stick, disc, or handwritten copy. Computer help and photocopying will be available on-site. Participants will have the opportunity to sell their books the following day at The Word On The Street Vancouver. For questions and info, email event facilitator Mercedes Eng at engmercedes@yahoo.com. The preliminary 30-minute info session is open to all. Participants who wish to make books must register for the workshop in the office at Carnegie Community Centre (20 people max).

And on Sunday in the downtown library:

The BC Book Arts Guild presents Bookmaking Demos
Fascinated by the art and craft of fine bookmaking? Drop by the BC Book Arts Guild table to watch hands-on demonstrations by professional artists. You could find yourself inspired to create your own treasures!

11:00–12:00 Gina Page, mini-tunnel books
12:00–1:00 Suzan Lee, making books from a single sheet of paper
1:00–2:00 Lindsay Page, traditional books: alternative politics
2:00–3:00 Reg Lissel, handmade paper
3:00–4:00 Kassandra Bonn, simple book structures
4:00–5:00 Jan Janovick, more book structures

OCW Magazine presents The Bookmark Show

A non-juried exhibition of original artwork by artists and designers from across Canada, The Bookmark Show presents the custom bookmark as a cultural artifact in the age of digital publishing. Each artist-made bookmark, created using a variety of mediums and materials, is functional for use. Bookmarks will be for sale to fundraise for the non-profit OCW Arts & Publishing Foundation.

Carnegie Centre Chapbook Workshop Exhibition

Chapbooks created during the workshop held Saturday, September 24, in the Carnegie Centre theatre will be on display and for sale! Chapbooks are short, self-published, homemade books that allow writers to circulate their work quickly and cost-efficiently. Twenty participants who took part in a chapbook workshop September 24 (part of The Word On The Street) will display and sell their work on September 25 in The Moat as part of Sunday’s The Word On The Street festival at Library Square.

(The OCW and Chapbook visual exhibits are right beside our Word Under The Street exhibitor marketplace, a fabulous destination for local alternative comic book artists and illustrated zine producers.)

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