King Library Press is sponsoring a lecture and workshop with Kathleen Walkup, director of the nation's first master's program for book art and creative writing, focusing on the work of mid-century women printers. The UK Special Collections Library will host, "Because Nobody Stopped Us: Women Printers at Mid-Century," for its 2014 Spring Book Arts Weekend beginning 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Great Hall of the Margaret I. King Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. Walkup is a professor of book art and director of the Book Art Program at Mills College.
Following Friday's presentation, Walkup will lead the printing workshop "Chance Operations: A Day of Improv at the King Library Press" beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the King Library Press. Participants will look at ways to use letterpress in its less disciplined state. The group will combine text with wood type, and try experimental printing techniques such as pressure printing, hand inking, overprinting, wiping and other hands-on experiments. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants in the Saturday workshop must register in advance, and there is a fee of $45, which includes materials, lunch and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. To register, call 859-257-1742
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