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UPSTAIRS IN THE PROMENADE
COME BID! Check out all the great deals, treat yourself to something fabulous and at the same time support The Word On The Street Festival. Each bid helps, so don’t hold back. Located in the Library Promenade, near the North Entrance and book’mark, The Library Store. Bidding closes at 4:45 pm sharp.
Fascinated by the art and craft of fine bookmaking? Drop by the BC Book Arts Guild table to watch hands-on demonstrations by professional artists. You could find yourself inspired to create your own treasures!
11:00–12:00 — Gina Page, Tunnel books
12:00–1:00 — Charlie Mayrs, Letterpress books--display and informal discussion
1:00–2:00 — Suzan Lee, Coptic Bindings
2:00–3:00 — Gale Buffett, Fine French Bindings
3:00–4:00 — Jan Janovick, Fasteners and Enclosures
4:00–5:00 — Adele Shaak, Folders and Soft Boxes, Easy to Make and Decorate: protective holders for special books
DOWNSTAIRS IN THE MOAT
DOWNSTAIRS IN THE ALICE MACKAY ROOM
Chapbooks created during Saturday's workshop at Carnegie Centre will be on display and for sale! Chapbooks -- short, self-published, homemade books -- are an important tool that allow writers to circulate their work quickly and cost-efficiently. Please support their efforts! Participants will display and sell their work on September 30 in the Alice MacKay Room as part of Sunday's The Word On The Street at Library Square. See Carnegie Centre programming for more information about the workshop. See more information on the workshop on Saturday at the Carnegie Centre
AROUND THE FESTIVAL SITE
The Unwritten Word is a new programming initiative for 2012 and it explores the power and impact of story that is not in written form. All of the activities for this initiative are marked in the program guide with the Unwritten Word icon. Two of the components will be on display near the entrances to the library.
Reliquum, “the remaining” or “the things yet to be,” will be an exhibition of various photographs collected from publishers, editors, authors, and individuals from the BC literary community. The basis behind the selection of each photograph will be that it helped to inspire the individual to conduct their everyday work as local “producers” or “agents” of literary culture. The public will have the opportunity to view what impacts the minds of these creators. The collection is a contemplation on unwritten words.
St. George Rainway is Vancouver’s first officially sanctioned street mural and an installation that captures the story of its creation will be on display at the festival. The images and impressions selected for the mural respond to historical narratives, present context and future visions. It is a fitting addition to the Unwritten Word.