|who will be there on April 25th: click on the covers for info ~ writers & artists from South & North Carolina, and Georgia~
|April 25, 2009, 10-5
The Book Makers Festival, in Beaufort SC, is a get-together for readers, writers, illustrators and artbook crafters-- and everyone else who makes books the wonderful objects that they are.
|This floorplan is an approximation of ARTworks, the 12,000 square foot community arts center that is the home of the Arts Council of Beaufort County (ACBC) in Beaufort Town Center. Regular business hours are Mon-Fri, 10 to5, plus lots of special events. [map to artworks]|
|The opening reception for the festival is Friday, April 3, 6 to 8pm, please join us at ARTworks in Beaufort.|
|readings & demos all day:
10:30 to noon- Poetry
12:10-12:45 Horace Mungin, author of The Devil Beats His Wife
12:50-1:30 Lynn Markovich Bryant, author of I’m Black & I’m Proud, Wished the White Girl
1:40-2:10 Poetry, continued
2:20-3 John Jeter, author of The Plunder Room
3:10 to 3:50 Carl T. Smith, author of Lowcountry Boil
4 to 5pm Jan Nordby Gretlund shares and discusses his paper ‘Well, I’ll be dawg’: Southern Humor This Minute. Gretlund is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Southern Denmark, author of several books about Southern literature, and a Visiting Research Professor at USC’s Institute for Southern Studies.
|Writing & Crafting Workshops, April 3-25
|In the gallery show:
Faces with Stories ~ 125 portraits in reaction to the 43 Poets Laureate, by artist Ellen Beinhorn, author of Emily & Me.
Pictured here is #148.
|- Art Journaling with Nicole Blowers
- Basic Bookmaking with Nicole Blowers
- Writing about Illness Experiences with Lisa Kerr
- Breaking into the Children’s Market 101 with Kami Kinard
- Writing Poetry for the Children’s Market with Kami Kinard
- Soul Collage with Cheryl Mansson
|cover illustrator Bill Dula|
|Authors will meet their readers and sign & sell books, illustrators will fill the ARTworks gallery with fabulous representations, crafters will place their one-of-a-kind books on pedestals, and everyone can participate in the hands-on workshops offered in the days leading to the festival.
• download full description & registration details of the six workshops
• Saturday, April 25, 10am to 5pm, the main event with 40 authors tables, literary muffins, readings by SC Poetry Society award-winners, and no admission fee.
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The festival is hosted by ARTworks, home of the Arts Council of Beaufort County, and instigated by Iodine Literary Projects. email lisa rentz, 843-379-6607.
|Hand-crafted work by
- Benita VanWinkle
- Nicole Blowers
- Pam Johnson Brickell
- Pat Schad
- Susan Finch Stevens
- Hank D. Herring
- Pat Willcox
- Scott Graber
|work by Nicole Blowers|
|Susan Finch Stevens|
|• download full description & registration details of the six workshops
• if that link doesn't work for you, please email
|book art by Susan Finch Stevens|
|book art by Pat Schad|
|Michele Roldan-Shaw, maker of zines & resident of Bluffton, photo by M.A. Mueller|
|The Book Makers Festival is a progression from the Iodine Literary Conference, Get Your Art Out, A Literary Visual Art Show with Issues, and Tracye Faulkner's I Did It! festival for self-published authors. ACBC is the SC Center for the Book's Literary Arts Advocacy award-winner, 2008.|
Authors, illustrators, and crafters - do you want to participate?