Rare Book Summer School
Four or so years ago, I was asked if I’d be interested in teaching a week-long letterpress workshop for the Rare Books Summer School. I said was, contingent on my finding a studio. In the years that followed, I’d occasionally run into the organiser, who, in his enthusiasm, would scare me into thinking the workshop was imminent. When is it? I’d ask, worried. His response: February, 2010. Ages away.
It is now February 2010. The workshop begins tomorrow. There are six of us, five students and me. My plan is for us to produce a chapbook, in a limited edition of about 100. The story is something special, previously unpublished. I plan to post about our progress everyday. By Friday, there should be a new book in the world.