A celebration of the very best in independent publishing, this event will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops and a fair. There’s tons going on, read the details below.
Thursday 5th December 1pm £3
Writing for Digital workshop: not losing the plot
Aimed at writers interested in the future of publishing, the workshop will address the role of the writer for digital platforms. No experience of technology required; this won’t be a technical session, rather an exploration of form and content for digital platforms.
Digital Technologies: Opportunities not Threats panel discussion
Panel discussion exploring experiments with digital technology and the possibilities they bring to publishing and writing.
Thursday 5th December 7pm £8 / £10
Bill Drummond – Keynote Speech (12 Years, 25 Paintings, 100 Questions, & The 17)
Drummond has used various media in his practice including actions, music and words. His actions too numerous to list, some more infamous than others; his music from the multi million selling KLF to the choral music of The 17; the words have accumulated into a pile of books.
Friday 6th December
An Endless Supply presents In Conversation with Peter Bilak – discussing his new design magazine and models of social distribution. 3pm FREE
Letterpress workshop led by Leicester Print Workshop. All day, FREE
Saturday 7th December
Grand Union presents Copy Rights – exploring the concept of originality and the politics of copyright. 11am FREE
Writing West Midlands presents: Roads to Market – Examining The Publishing Economy featuring Tindal Street Press, Alma Books, Nine Arches Press and Inpress Books. 1pm FREE
Birmingham Zine Festival presents: Make It Then Tell Everybody – how emerging artists can promote and distribute what they do. 3pm FREE
Eastside Projects presents The Paperless Stack – featuring figures from Library of Birmingham and the British Library. 3pm FREE
Zine in a Day led by Footprint Workers Co-operative
Roller Printing workshop led by Stephen Fowler
Artist Book Surgeries with the Centre for Fine Print Research
Introduction to Reduction Lino Printing with Birmingham Printmakers. 10am – 5pm £3 tickets via www.birmingham-box.co.uk
Panels are free but advance booking is essential
Box Office: 0121 245 4455 www.birmingham-box.co.uk
The Baskerville Society presents a John Baskerville radio play reading. 2pm FREE
Friday/Saturday – Free
The Fair – showcasing books, prints and artworks for sale from an international selection of independent publishers, printworks, artists and organisations including Werkplaats Typographie, Dent-De-Leone, Exitstencil and Imprint Press
In residence Haworth + Hayhoe – The Library Project in the Discovery Pavilion
Haworth + Hayhoe will be installing a miniature interactive library, running daily bookbinding workshops.