Monday, March 14, 2016

Talk and Workshop at Wake Forest University on February 22

I was invited to Wake Forest to give a talk by the Creative Writing and the Early Modern and Medieval Studies programs. The talk was titled "Recycled Possibilities and New Combinations: Book Structure from Medieval Europe to Contemporary Artist's Books" and gave an overarching trajectory of codex-based book structure while asking some questions about form (such as what does it mean to work primarily in a form that has remained largely unchanged for the past 1500 years?) and starting a conversation about current small press publishing, as impacted by the onset of digital technologies.

This talk was followed by a workshop with Wake Forest creative writing and art students, where we were able to talk about some of their plans for publishing projects and work on a couple of small structures.