Tuesday, October 13, 2009

VIWF - The Look of The Book, October 22, 2009

Coming to the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival, The Look of The Book brings together a dynamic and esteemed panel of speakers, featuring Robert Bringhurst, Audrey Niffenegger, Anik See (winner of an Alcuin award this year), Seth, with host Jerry Wasserman to moderate. The event will be held Thursday, October 22 at 8pm at the Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.

Tickets are $18 and are available online at Vancouver Tix.

Here's the official synopsis from the festival program:
For centuries book lovers have known that books are more than words on paper. If you are one of those people then you won’t want to miss these masters exploring the art of the book. For these four, every element that contributes to the book as object—the look, the feel, the paper, the design—is integral to what the book is about. Robert Bringhurst wrote the bible on typographic style; Audrey Niffenegger has taught bookmaking for two decades; Anik See designs, makes and restores books; and Seth is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and book designer. At a time when book production threatens to move to pixels on screens, it is important to hear from people who care deeply about books as physical objects.
The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival runs from October 18-25. For more information on the festival, visit http://www.writersfest.bc.ca and follow the fest on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VIWF

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