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Apr 09 2015

Art of the Book Lecture Series

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Art of the Book Lecture Series

April 9-May 28, 2015

Join us at Langley Centennial Museum as we invite authors and other literary professionals to share their creative process and provide insight into this noble craft. Whether you are an aspiring author or a literary aficionado, this lecture series will be sure to enlighten and engage you.

The Importance of Books Beyond the Text: Books as Historical Artifacts with Brian Murdoch of Murdoch's Books, Mission 

Quite apart from the potential beauty of the craft of publishing, we may have much to learn from the social context and historical perspective of a volume of history.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm   April  9  1/$12.00  466557

Brian Murdoch has been the owner of Murdoch's Bookshoppe in Mission since 1993, dealing in rare, out-of-print, and antiquarian books.  In the summer of 2013 he closed his bricks-and-mortar store and is concentrating now on online sales, still hoping to create for his customers the joy of discovering a book they didn't know existed.

www.murdochsbookshoppe.com

Book Design with Bill Glasgow of William Glasgow Design, Abbotsford

Having more than two decades experience in the field of computer-based publication design, Bill Glasgow will speak on his passion: designing books, several of which have won awards.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm  April 16  1/$12.00  466558

Creating Memoirs with Philip Sherwood of Lifewriters

While discussing the benefits and challenges of writing your life stories, Philip will provide an overview of the process, offer a few suggestions on how to get started, and provide some DIY resources. Bring your questions!

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th 7-9pm April 23 1/$12.00 466559

Philip Sherwood is an Abbotsford-based freelance writer / editor whose company, lifewriters.ca, specialises in helping individuals, families, organisations, and communities tell their “life stories” and preserve them in print. He also conducts information sessions and seminars for those getting started.

www.lifewriters.ca

Celebrating & Supporting Childhood Literacy with Chantelle Saumier, Langley teacher and author of the Vinnie series and illustrator Vanessa Steunenberg

Join self-published author, Chantelle Saumier and illustrator Vanessa Steunenberg as they discuss their passion for early childhood literacy and how this passion leads to the creation of their children's book series.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm  April  30  1/$12.00  466560

www.chantellesaumier.com

Books for Kids: A Collaboration with K. Jane Watt and illustrator Richard Cole author and illustrator team

Internationally-recognized painter Richard Cole and award-winning writer K. Jane Watt are developing a loyal audience of readers with their multi-layered children's books, The Boy Who Paints and The Girl Who Writes. Come and hear them talk about their working collaboration to join the visual and the literary in a rich tapestry of meaning.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm  May 7   1/$12.00  466561

www.fentonstreet.ca

Old Press with artist and writer Gary Sim

Vancouver artist and writer Gary Sim will speak on the art of relief printing and its use in letterpress publications and artists’ books. Tools, inks, papers, finished blocks, prints, and an antique nipping press will be on display and used for a printing demonstration.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm  May 14  1/$12.00  466562

www.sim-publishing.com

www.british-columbia-artists.ca

Understanding Your Publishing Options with Lynn Duncan of Vivalogue Publishing

If you have looked into publishing your own text but been confused by terms such as trade publishing, print-on-demand, digital printing, off-set printing and e-books, Lynn Duncan of Vivalogue Publishing will you help untangle the terminology.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm  May 21  1/$12.00  466563

Lynn Duncan received a History Degree (Hons) from the University of British Columbia. She then went on to a successful career in Human Resources with particular emphasis on interviewing and instructional design. Lynn runs Vivalogue’s operations in North America.

www.vivalogue.com

Editors as Partners, not Enemies with Andrea Lister of Absolutely Literate, and editor of British Columbia History magazine

The job of an editor is not to rewrite an author's work but to work collaboratively to craft the best experience for the reader. Andrea will talk about how she selects articles for publication and works with authors in her work as Editor of British Columbia History magazine. She will also share stories of her freelance work as a book editor, copy-editor, proofer, indexer, and designer.

16+yrs

Langley Centennial Museum

Th  7-9pm   May 28  1/$12.00  466564

www.absolutelyliterate.com

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