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[BKARTS] Robert Bringhurst and John Randle to speak (Jan 20, 24 and 27)

[please excuse cross-posting. pwr]

Designer, poet and author Robert Bringhurst, and printer-publisher John Randle will be in New York this week to speak at a couple different venues. All events are free and open to the public.

Robert Bringhurst, author of The Elements of Typographic Style, will speak on Tuesday Jan 20, 2009, 6 pm at Columbia University. His topic is "The Book Before Writing." The talk is sponsored by the Columbia University Libraries. Details about the talk, location, etc. are online here:

Bringhurst will speak again on Saturday Jan 24 at the annual meeting of the American Printing History Association (APHA); he is winner of the 2009 individual award from APHA and will be accepting in person. (Topic to be announced.) Following reports from officers, the awards will be presented. The event will be held at the New York Public Library, South Court Auditorium, 1st floor, 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue at 2 P.M. The meeting and awards are free and open to the public. http://www.printinghistory.org

John Randle, proprietor of the Whittington Press (UK) and publisher of the legendary journal Matrix, will be accepting on behalf of the Whittington Press, which is APHA's 2009 Institutional award winner. (Topic to be announced.) http://www.printinghistory.org

In addition, John Randle will speak again on the following Tuesday, Jan 27 at 6 pm, at the Grolier Club, on a topic, "Decisive Moment." Co-sponsored by the Grolier Club's Committee on Modern Fine Printing, the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association, and The Typophiles. Reception follows. The best description of the talk is probably on the Typophiles (of New York) Facebook page http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114714205716&ref=mf 

-Paul Romaine 
P.S. Apologies for inaccurate subject line, since Bringhurst and Randle will *not* be speaking together. Just trying to be terse.

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