If you’re hanging around New York City this year with nothing much to do, check out the St Marks in the Bowery Poetry Project. They have some interesting workshops, including this one:
I Sing the Book Electric – Suasan Mills
FRIDAYS / 10 SESSIONS / BEGINS FEB 3 (REGISTER)
This workshop investigates the body of the book – the internal body and the external body and all the places in between. We will work with pencil and bonefolder, with writing and folding, with drawing and sewing, and with page-turning, painting, printing and gluing; altering, cutting, inking and placing. We will consider historical and modern book structures, visual poetry, artist’s books, collaborations between poets and artists, and visual art with text. Most of all, we will make books every week in class and between classes – chapbooks, artist’s books, one-of-a-kind books, editions, scrolls, collaborations, boxes, booklets, accordions, concertinas… . Please note that there is an additional $20 material fee. A list of simple hand tools will be provided at the first class. Maximum capacity is 15. Susan Mills is an artist and a bookbinder – www.susanmillsartistbooks.com.
Spring 2012 workshops at The Poetry Project
The workshop fee is $350, which includes a 1-year Sustaining Poetry Project membership (FREE admission to all regularly scheduled events + 1-year subscription to The Poetry Project Newsletter) and tuition for any and all spring and fall classes. Reservations are required due to limited class space, and payment must be received in advance. Caps on class sizes, if in effect, will be determined by workshop leaders. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.