Note: Preliminary schedule, individual sessions subject to change

Sunday, June 10th

Arrival by on Hampshire Campus 4 pm

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Auditorium. Program begins at 5 pm
Conversation by curators, Ruth Rogers and Mark Dimunation; how to read artists books

We will also be joined by faculty and students from Rare Book School which is meeting at Amherst College that week. We'll hear a short presentation about the nature of their program.

We invite all those involved with or interested in all things "book" from around the Valley, including writers, publishers, curators, sellers, and artists to engage in a conversation about the future of the book in the culture of the Valley.

Cookout on the lawn of Hampshire College, $15-20 per person, cash bar.
All are invited to attend

Monday, June 11th

Workshops, full day

Participants will select workshops at time of registration. 

Breakfast on the Hampshire campus, transportation will be provided to workshop locations. 

These workshops represent rare opportunities to work with masters in book arts in their studios, and have the luxury of discussing ideas and approaches to making work. Workshops are open to all registrants, but workshop size is limited.

Workshop #1
Art Larson and Barry Moser

Wood engraving and letterpress printing.

Location: Horton Tank Graphics, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Barry Moser is internationally recognized for the achievement of his illustrated books of classic texts. Larson is a master printer who has printed engravings for Leonard Baskin and Barry Moser, among many others. Larson’s shop has an incredible inventory of vintage and rare wood type to be explored. 


Workshop #2
Daniel Kelm in the idea kitchen

Location: Wide Awake Garage, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Daniel will discuss the marriage of form to content and how to think through a project from interior to exterior. Kelm is recognized as an alchemist of the book form and has made significant contributions to the book arts through his unique book structures.


Workshop #3
Andrea Dezso; The illustration in the book

Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

This workshop will address different approaches to the role of the illustration in the book. Andrea Dezso is a leading illustrator and artist whose works appear in print and sculptural installations internationally.

Monday Evening

Dinner on your own. 

Tuesday, June 12th

Workshops resume, completed by 4pm. 

Lunch on own. 

Tuesday evening, Hampshire campus: at 6 pm we will hear short presentations from several of the leading book artists of the Valley about their work, and a talk by Barbara Blumenthal on the history of the book arts in the Valley.  A dinner on the Hampshire campus will follow at 7pm.

June 13th

Tour archives at Eric Carle Museum and Yiddish Book Center in morning. Please tell us which of these you would like to participate in. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

Tours of local studios in the valley on your own. A map of studios will be provided. 

Departure by midday.