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Sarah studied film and media at the University of Virginia and co-founded The Bridge Film Series before moving to New York to work as a book designer and being selected as a resident documentary film curator at UnionDocs. She moved back to Charlottesville in 2009 and started working for PCA as Communications Manager, assuming the role of Executive Director in 2012. She currently serves on advisory boards for the Virginia Film Festival and WTJU 91.1FM. Outside of PCA, she has worked on a variety of local arts initiatives, including CommonPlace Arts and theCharlottesville Mural Project. Her interests include public art and creative placemaking, economic development through the arts, travel, gardening, bookmaking, and design.
At a time when public libraries and bookstores are struggling, the Bluebird Books Bus is taking words to the street. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Mitzi Gordon, owner and mobile librarian, to the show on Thursday, August 16 at 11 am Eastern Time. Have books will travel, the Bluebird Books Bus promotes literacy and craft while serving as a mobile station of inspiration. Housed in a converted short bus, the literary themed project space is part bookshop, part art house. Patrons can purchase gently-used books, locally-designed artist books, handmade notebooks and related ephemera to support the project. The bus also supports cultural events such as play readings, poetry readings, literary-themed art exhibits and bookmaking workshops. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/BluebirdBooksBus or http://www.thebluebirdbus.com
Jeannine Stein is a journalist by trade and a passionate bookbinder. What better way to combine a love of words than with a handmade book. The author of two wonderful, and may I say, beautiful books, 2009’s re-bound and, new this summer, Adventures in Bookmaking, Jeanine has taught bookbinding at venues such as CHA, Unique Los Angeles and Renegade, also in LA.
Her work has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Stampington’s GreenCraft Magazine.
Jeanine continues to improve her own skills and knowledge of bookbinding and has a desire to do commission work in fine bindings and create high-end books, as well as work with historic books from 1800s. Join us for tricks and tips on bookbinding as well as some how-tos for Jeannine's beautiful books.
Our first guest is Nicole LaRues author of 101 Hip, Handmade Gifts published by Creating Keepsakes. Our second guest is Patricia DiBona, award winning Artist, Teacher and Bookmaker. Our final guest is Lori Edwards owner of Paper Dames the creator of Creation Station Card Kits. Details: www.DivaCraftLounge.com
Christophe Casamassima is a founder of Towson ARTS Collective, where he is the Director of Literary Arts and editor of Furniture Press. He also teaches in the English department at Towson University. He has recently completed the Proteus Cycle, a trilogy of texts-in-collaboration with numerous authors, dead and alive, which exerts a rigorous effort to play out a musics, a poetics and a shift of authoratative duties to the reader. It includes The Proteus (Moria Books, 2008), Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (BlazeVOX, 2008), and Ore (twentythreebooks, 2009). In his spare time he repurposes unwanted books and promotes creative literacy through poetry writing and bookmaking workshops. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
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