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Letterpress Intensive Workshop: Printing Bilingual Poetry Introductory Meeting

  • Dartmouth College, Baker Library room 21 3 Wentworth Street Hanover, NH, 03755 United States (map)


The Letterpress Intensive workshop is offering an opportunity to explore letterpress typography by typesetting and printing poetry interlined with its translation in a second language and typeface. Students with an interest in Latin, Hebrew, or ancient Greek are especially encouraged to attend but no classic language knowledge or letterpress experience is required. Participants will learn about historic typefaces and how to hand set and print a short poem of one's choice using movable metal type. They will receive intensive hands-on instruction in the nuances of traditional fine book typography and printing. Examples of the project from earlier workshops are on display outside the Treasure Room in Baker Library.

This event is an informational meeting open to all. At the end of this introductory session, attendees can decide if they would like to register to participate in the workshop. Subsequent sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 pm through the term. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend with students given priority for registration which will be limited to six. All materials and equipment will be provided.

This event will be held in Baker Library, room 21.

Contact: Dartmouth College