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Event Calendar
special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Mar 9 March 9 - March 9
7:00pm, Pay What You Can



Binding:  A series of eight-folds


at Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts


Let’s only work with language today, using it both as a design element on a page and a collections of symbols that we read as language.



The first of four book arts workshops with Leslie FedorchukSessions are suitable for both an interested beginner and an advanced practitioner


Each session will be changed to reflect the pace of the attendees.  Instructor will create a site for links, etc. and add to it over the course of the sessions.


If you attend all workshops, you will have the ability to:

  • Create a series of books that demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between content, material and structure.
  • Have a working knowledge of at least four different binding techniques
  • Discuss the history of the book.

Some basic materials for these workshops will be provided.  You are encouraged to bring your own materials if you can.

  • Strong thread and needles

  • Scissors

  • Pencils/erasers

  • Sharpee Markers

  • Large and small glue brushes

  • Glue stick OR YES glue OR  Nori paste

  • Scissors

  • Bone Folder

  • Bulldog clips (2-4)

  • Brush for applying glue or paste (I like cheap stenciling brushes)

  • Collage elements: a box full of stuff: tea bags, leaves, petals, and flowers pressed flat, butterfly wings, old stamps, envelops, ribbons, raffia, twine, paint samples, fabric swatches, seed envelops, beads, feathers, maps, decorative papers, old dictionaries, rubber stamps, old magazines, images, old photos, keys, dice, dominoes, tarot cards, loteria cards, playing cards, stars, sewing patterns, tags, envelopes, doilies, sheet music, sewing notions, measuring tape, needles, incense, photocopies, charms, computer ephemera, old botany or zoology text books (that you are willing to scan (cut up!!)) , shells, feathers, tiny screws, pins, safety pins.


Pick things from this list that pique your interest!!