The Wells College Press has announced a nation-wide competition for the second chapbook in the series, to be printed in the spring of 2014. Hard copy submissions of up to 30 pages of poems featuring place, along with a $25 entry fee, may be submitted to
The Wells College Press
Wells Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026.
The deadline for submission is November 30, 2013. Authors who want their manuscripts returned must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage.
The winner, to be announced in January 2014, will receive, in addition to 25 copies of the letterpress-printed and hand-bound book, an invitation to read in the Wells College Visiting Writers Series during the Spring semester of 2014.
Check the page entitled Wells College Press to see last year’s book and to download a PDF of the call for entry.
The Book Arts Center presents the 36th Susan Garretson Swartburg Lecture on October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
We are honored to have Nicolas Barker, renowned as the editor of the journal, The Book Collector as well as the most recent editions of John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors as our guest speaker for the evening. His talk is titled Printing and the Mind of Man: Fifty Years On.
The event will take place in Stratton Hall (new building for sciences) in the auditorium.
It is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
Here at the Book Arts Center, we are pleased to announce the date for the Summer Institute of 2014! Classes will run from July 6-12 and July 13-19. We are currently preparing our exciting list of instructors and courses now, so be looking out for a post soon!
We will also be accepting applications for internships taking place during the Institute. Anyone with an passion for book arts and a strong work ethic is encouraged to apply!
Last Thursday, the semester kicked off with a strong start at Wells College. There was singing around the Sycamore, lighting candles outside Macmillan, and a general sense of excitement with students screaming when they saw each other after the long summer break.
The Book Arts Center was bustling with organizing fresh supplies, cleaning, and finishing the greenhouse. Thanks so much to the efforts of Amanda Kelly and crew who worked so hard in the sun! Click here to see the story!
The courses being offered this fall include Letterpress Printing with Michael Bixler, Calligraphy with Barbara Galli, Bookbinding I, and Art on the Press with Laura Rowley.
In a few weeks, we will host our first event at Morgan: card printing on Vandercook presses! It is free for all to join on Saturday, September 21 any time from 1-6 p.m. Participants will print various greeting cards from metal and wood type, and metal cuts from the Wells collection. It is sure to be a fun and productive day, so bring a friend along! Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flyers were letterpress printed and feature phrases that will be used in the workshop.