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[BKARTS] SHARP 2007 Minnesota, July 11-14, with pre-conference activities July 10

The fifteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota on July 11-14, 2007, with pre-conference activities on July 10. The conference theme, "Open the Book, Open the Mind," **will highlight how books develop and extend minds and cultures, and also how they are opened to new media and new purposes. Featured speakers will include Adrian Johns and Louise Erdrich. More than fifty panels will address a broad range of topics in the history of authorship, reading, and publishing, and the book arts.

Pre-conference opportunities on July 10 will include workshops at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, a new-book presentation at the new Minneapolis Public Library, and an evening panel discussion devoted to "Book Arts and Artists' Books." Several book-related excursions will be available Saturday afternoon, July 14.

Information about the conference, including registration information, information about accommodations, and a preliminary schedule of presentations, is posted online at http://www.cce.umn.edu/conferences/sharp/. The deadline for early registration (at a lower rate) is June 15.

For questions about arrangements please contact Heather Dorr at 612-625-5267 or hdorr@xxxxxxxx

Michael Hancher

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