EVENTS for Bibliophoria Summer 2011 are complete. They are listed here as reference by category: Contests, Exhibitions, Parties, Readings, Workshops, and Sebastopol iWalk Book Arts Tour (shown in photo, June 25.) For chronological listing, see our Calendar page. Thanks for participating—all for the love of books!
Poetry Chapbook Contest ~ Details
KRCB Reader’s Theater ~ Short Writing Contest for Teens. Winning writing is read on the radio by professional actors. Submit a short story, essay or other work of prose beginning with “Books are.” Deadline extended to May 24. Details.
Art of the Picture Book: Behind the Covers ~ From concept to print, the process of book illustration featuring four children’s book authors/illustrators opening June 16 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Gianna Marino, Stacey Schuett, Teri Sloat, Christine Walker. Through July 23. Details. go
Art at the Source ~ Two weekends of visiting artists in their studios. Sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. A great fit with Bibliophoria, Art at the Source is a close-up look at the hands-on creative processes of Sonoma County artists. Studios open June 4 & 5, 11 & 12. go
Patrick Reagh Master Printer ~ Fine book exhibit of the work by a world-class letterpress printer, Patrick Reagh. Sebastopol Branch Library display case June 20 to 25 and one-day exhibit in the forum room June 25. Conversation with Pat 11 am to noon. go
Sculpture Jam 2011~ A weekend of public art and artist participation. Sculpture Jam at the Sebastopol Plaza, Petaluma Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Father’s Day weekend, June 18 & 19, 10 AM to 3 PM. go
Saturday Morning Concerts ~ Music and songplay for children, parents and grandparents. Featuring Dennis Hysom and songs from “Wooleycat’s Musical Theater” book, CD and mobile apps. At Sebastopol Center for the Arts. June 18 & July 16. 10 am. $5 per person/$4 SCA members. go
Summer Music Series ~ Music, dancing, storytelling and chalkdrawing at the downtown Plaza. Minstrels spread our collective stories long before printed books. Celebrate with musical language. Bring a picnic! Hosted by Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Free. Thursdays in July, 6 to 7:30 pm. go
Copperfield’s Books 30th Anniversary ~ Birthday Parties! At the original Main Street Sebastopol store on June 4 to kick-off Bibliophoria. Cake, coffee, customer appreciation, face painting, and 30% discounts! Celebrations at all Copperfield’s locations. Cake cutting at noon. Details. go
Opening Reception for Bibliophoria II ~ Art of the Book: National Juried Exhibition and the companion exhibit, Art of the Picture Book, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. June 16, 6 to 7:30 pm. Exhibits run through July 23. go
Library Program Finale to celebrate the closing of the library’s summer reading program. A fun celebration of books and book crafts with refreshments and a visit by Lobo from SSU. For children. Thursday, July 21, 3 pm. Sebastopol Branch Sonoma County Library. go
READINGS ~ TALKS ~ PRESENTATIONS
Copperfield’s Books Sebastopol
Poetry Contest Winners ~ Lin Max, John Johnson, and Susan Adams read Friday, June 10 at 7 pm. go
Petals & Bones ~ Dani Burlison, Leilani clark read from their zine along with Tomas Moniz from Rad Dad, Timothy Lane from The Drop, and other contributors from Petals and Bones. Plus acoustic music! July 23, 1 pm. go
Other Copperfield’s events ~ See Copperfield’s website for a complete listing of their events.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Will you tell us about your artist book? ~ An informal gathering with artists whose work was selected by juror Sas Colby for the Bibliophoria II exhibition. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. June 25, 1 to 3 pm. go
Patrick Reagh ~ Master letterpress printer in conversation in the gallery with a display of his work. June 25. Time to be announced. go
The Wine Emporium ~ Wine tasting, art, photography, music, and always the poetry of wine! See their website for a listing of their events. go
Books Alive! An Idea Laboratory for Artist’s Books workshop with Sas Colby, book artist and juror for Bibliophoria II, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Saturday, June 11, 10 am to 4 pm. $105 general/$95 SCA members, plus $10 materials fee Books Alive! registration form go
Summer Reading Program ~ Sebastopol Branch Sonoma County Library Library. Post-It Note Books for Teens. June 21. 3:30 pm. Supplies provide, including post-it-note pad. Book Folding Art for Teens. July 5. 3:30 pm. Outdated book provided for folding into art. Summer Program Finale for Children. July 21, 3 pm. A fun celebration of books and books crafts from around the world with refreshments and a visit by Lobo from SSU. Details. go.
Children’s Book Writers Conference ~ Learn about writing for children, from producing picture books to YA. For aspiring and published writers. Saturday, July 16, 10 am to 4 pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Details. go
Book Making Workshop ~ Sonoma County Book Arts Guild ~ A group devoted to making books and related art forms. Meets first Saturday of the month at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. RSVP required. Call Dena at 829-1732 for information and supply list. go
Book Camp for Youth ~ A day-long workshop in book arts, writing and illustrating, with a letterpress printing demonstration at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For children ages 8 to 12. July 15, 10 am to 4 pm. Check back for details. go
Letterpress Printing Weekend! July 9 & 10
Moveable Type mobile letterpress print shop from Portland visiting Sebastopol for Bibliophoria at the Sebastopol Farmer’s Market. Printing demos and studio/truck tours by Kyle Durrie. July 10. Free to the public. Details
Teen Writing Workshops ~ Saturday morning July 23, 9:30AM to Noon ~ Petals and Bones creative writing prompt session to spark imagination, encourage creative expression, and strengthen writing practice. For teens. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Details. go
Writer’s Sampler ~ Monday evening series at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. June 20 ~Making Art with Words: A Collaboration in Print Art & Poetry. June 27 ~ Inkling to Ink and Beyond: Developing and Caring for Your Nonfiction Book. July 11 ~ The Many Faces of Memoir: Finding the Style and Structure That Works for You. July 18 ~ The Making and Marketing of a Chapbook. 7 pm. Details. go