September 30-October 2, 2016
New Castle, DE

The Texts of Private Press Books - Should They Come from the Past or the Present?

Friday, September 30, 2016 1 pm-4:15 pm
Immanuel Parish Hall


To kick things off on Friday, we will have an educational symposium, free of charge and open to librarians, private press printers, and any other interested parties. Led by panelists from a variety of backgrounds, the symposium will be part presentation and part discussion.

This year's theme is "The Texts of Private Press Books - Should They Come from the Past or the Present?," and will focus on the study of how and why a Press chooses a Text.

Speakers will include Mark Dimunation of the Rare Book & Special Collections of the Library of Congress, Ron Patkus, head of Special Collections at Vassar, and a speech by Abigail Rorer of The Lone Oak Press.

The symposium is free, but limited to 75 attendees. Registration is now open. Email to be added to the list. Any requests after the initial 75 will be added to the wait list and considered for inclusion.

Update 8/22/2016 - seats for the symposium are no longer available. All inquiring atendees after this point will be added to a waiting list.

Immanuel Parish Hall


1:00-2:00 pm Discussion of the role of illustration, copyright, physical size of book Ray Nichols, Carolee Campbell, and Robert McCamant
2:15-3:00 pm Library Panel composed of Mark Dimunation, Ron Patkus and Tim Murray
3:00-3:45 pm Private Panel composed of Mark Samuels Lasner, Jean Francois Vilain, Bob Rawson, and Mark Batty
3:45-4:15 pm Comments, Questions, etc.




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