Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Letterpress and Lightning, with Alisa Golden

The Book Arts and Special Collections Center of the San Francisco Public Library Presents:

Letterpress and Lightning, with Alisa Golden

The 12th annual Book Arts & Special Collections Center Holiday Lecture will showcase noted local printmaker and writer Alisa Golden, who will deliver an engaging presentation on letterpress printing on Sunday, December 10, at the Main Library.

Golden, who has used letterpress printing for the past 23 years, will show and read from a selection of her letterpress editions and recent hand-painted books. She will talk about the funny, strange, and emotional things that turn into those books: a love story that includes squashes; memories of a loved one lost; dreams; a nest in a dryer vent;
and others.

Golden teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Center for the Book and the Harding After School Enrichment Program (El Cerrito). She is the author of three instructional books, including her recent Expressive Handmade Books (New York: Sterling, 2005). Alisa's books are in the Center's Grabhorn Collection.

Sponsored by the Library's Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center, Letterpress and Lightning will be presented 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, in the Latino/Hispanic Community Room B, at the Main Library, 100 Larkin St., Civic Center.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (415) 557-4560.

Asa Peavy, Program Manager
Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
T: 415.557.4560
F: 415.437.4849

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