Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday Next Book Making Workshops December 2009
Thursday Next and Friday through December 19th
Take the mystery out of writing, editing, illustrating, designing, producing, publishing, marketing, distributing and promoting your books and other creative work, Thursdays and Fridays @R25, the arts and cultural center in Midtown, 1719 25th Street. Workshops cost $15 session, $10 for MatrixArts and SPC members and students.To assure a spot email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-454-4988.
Drop-ins are welcome.
Thursday December 3 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday 4th Noon to 4 pm -- Improvisation
Books can be made from almost any materials – index cards, handmade papers, papyrus, paper bags, fabric, and even Popsicle sticks. Learn a little about the history of books and create your own using a grab bag of materials and a little imagination.
Thursday December 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday 11th noon to 4 pm -- One Page Wonders
Create a one of a kind book, using only one piece of paper then make a special illustrated cover for it.
Thursday December 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday 18 noon to 4 pm -- Hallmark Moment
Celebrate the life of someone you love. Begin with a greeting card size sentiment and collage with images, words, envelopes, stamps, and copies of photos, symbols, and paint.
Coming Up in January
In January Thursday Next will expand to four different workshops a day:
11:00 am-1:00 pm Arts Break – guided open-studio for artist, designers, writers and publishers.
1:30 pm- 3:30 pm Hour Stories/Our Stories – Alternating weeks of short form and longer form
memoir, food and travel writing, creative non-fiction, oral history, and more.
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Young Artists & Authors -- programs for young adults 13+
6:30 pm-8:30 pm Book Review – hints and help on all aspects of publishing.
Programs are two-hour samplers and stand-a-lone. Meaning, you don’t have to attend them all to get what you need out of them. Many repeat during the weekend. Longer versions and series programs will also be offered. We’re also available to re-create a workshop for any group of six+ who request them, either @R25 or in your own home or workplace. Yes, we hire out for parties!
In January we'll feature Chapbooks -- A chapbook is a vehicle for poets and emerging authors and editors to gain entry into the literary marketplace. They grew out of a tradition of small books containing poems, political or religious tracts, folk stories, songs and all manner of short texts. We’ll offer a series of workshops to create a small, hand-stitched book-length manuscript of no more than 32 pages, Topics will include: How to begin, how to arrange poems to maximize thematic impact, how to design front and back covers and inside pages, paper selection, printing, hand-binding techniques, selecting a title, and how to submit your Chapbook for contests and publication, plus a little shameless self-promotion.