Liz Munger of the Paper Nest taught “The Platen Primer,” Baskerville’s first workshop, in June of 2014. The two 1-day workshops were sold out and really fun. The course description is below; we offer introductory letterpress workshops like this one frequently so new folks can get accustomed to our presses and studio.
Introduction to Letterpress Printing: The Platen Primer
Have you wanted to try your hand at letterpress printing, but didn’t know where to begin? This workshop will give you everything you need to operate a platen press, the kind of presses we have at Baskerville. In this one-day workshop we will cover general safety and maintenance, and the basics of printing with hand-set type, photopolymer plates, and linoleum. Printing preparation, registration (for single and multiple runs), various printing techniques, paper, tools, and resources will be discussed. Everyone will leave with letterpress printed ephemera.
Above: Artist’s Books and Installations by Elizabeth Munger
Elizabeth Munger is MFA graduate from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She creates artists books as well as works on paper. She owns and operates the Paper Nest in Iowa City, IA, a custom job printing shop and retailer of printing and bookbinding paper and tools.
The Broad Side
featuring Megan Levad
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00pm
The first event in The Broad Side Reading Series will be Tuesday, April 29, at 7pm at Baskerville. Local poets Elizabeth Gross, Megan McHugh, and Andy Stallings will join visiting poet Megan Levad to read new work on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm.
Levad will be reading poems from “LABOR: Songs for Unmaking a Living,” a collaborative project with New Orleans-based composer Tucker Fuller that will be performed by New Resonance Orchestra on April 30th and May 1st at the Marigny Opera House. More information about those performances at newresonanceorchestra.org
Hand-printed, autographed broadsides will be available for purchase at the reading (all proceeds support our new reading series!).
About the readers:
Megan Levad’s poems have appeared in AnOther, Granta Online, Mantis, and Tin House, and in the Everyman’s Library anthology Killer Verse, among other publications. She also writes lyrics for composers Tucker Fuller and Kristin Kuster. She lives in Ann Arbor.
Andy Stallings is the author of one book of poems, To the Heart of the World, due out from Rescue Press in the fall. He co-edits THERMOS, a journal of new poetry. He is originally from Seattle.
Megan Mchugh is a garden teacher with the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. She also grows/designs flowers at the flower farm and design studio, Pistil and Stamen. By Mother’s Day she’ll have an MFA from University of New Orleans.
Elizabeth Gross’s poems have recently appeared in Tuba, LEVELER, Painted Bride Quarterly, B O D Y, and elsewhere. She is currently working on irresponsible translations for a collaboration with composer Tucker Fuller. She’s excited about starting this new reading and broadside series in her hometown, in collaboration with Baskerville artist Amelia Bird.