Monday, August 30, 2010

A Tale of Two Cities: Alcuin Award Ceremonies, October 2010

There will be two ceremonies celebrating the winners of the Alcuin Awards this fall; first, a by-reservation dinner and event in Toronto will be held October 4th, followed by a free public event in Vancouver on October 21st.

City: Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, October 4 
Time: 5:30 (bar) for 6:30 (dinner)
Place: 14 Elm St., Toronto ON M5G 1G7
Hosted by: The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
MC: Linda Gustafson (Counterpunch Book Design)
Speaker: David Michelides (Swipe Books)
Additional presentation: Jowi Taylor on the making of his guitar, and the book Six String Nation (Douglas & McIntyre)

The award-winning books from this year's design competition (including Jowi Taylor's Six String Nation) will be available for viewing and for sale, before (and after) the evening's events.

Admission: Dinner - $22 cash or Visa at the door  - Open to All - Reservations are required for the dinner. There will also be a cash bar available.

Reservations: call Naomi, at The Arts and Letters Club -- (416) 597-0223 ext. 2. The dinners that have been reserved are made to order. If you are unable to attend, please notify Naomi as soon as possible. Do please feel free to bring colleagues, friends, and family; this event is open to everyone.

Alcuin Society Book Design Awards

At this year's ceremony in Vancouver, Alcuin Society Directors will present awards in two different categories. Winners of the 2009 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada will receive their awards from Richard Hopkins. The Robert R. Reid Lifetime Achievement in the Book Arts award for 2009 will be presented to one of the family members of the winner, the late Jim Rimmer, by Eric Swanick.

City: Vancouver, BC
Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: Book viewing: 6:45; Event: 7:00
Place: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Room 301, South Building
Co-sponsors: The Alcuin Society and Emily Carr University for Art + Design
MC: Roberto Dosil (CCSP Press, Vancouver)
Speaker: Michael Carabetta (Chronicle Books, San Francisco)

This year's speaker, Michael Carabetta (Creative Director, Chronicle Books, San Francisco) will give a talk On Chronicle Books: Seeing Things Differently. The Emcee will be Roberto Dosil (Publisher, CCSP Press, Vancouver). The award-winning books from this year's design competition will be available for viewing before (and after) the evening's events. As the event in Vancouver is free and open to the public, be sure to invite your book loving friends to come and hear Michael Carabetta speak. You can catch up on his past blog posts here on the Chronicle blog.

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