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David Need Readings for the H&B title Roses: The Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
The Makery, Durham, NC | Sunday Sept. 28, 6:00pm (larger event runs from 3–7)
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00pm
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC | Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:00pm
Durham County Library Talk
Thursday, Dec 4: 7pm – 8:30pm
This informal show and share talk will center on book design philosophies within recent H&B titles, as well as sharing content from the books, stories from the collaborations, and providing a glimpse into the behind the scenes production side of making book editions that often involve hand-printing and hand-bindings. Books will be available for reading and purchasing. Joanne Abel is the Humanities and Adult Programming Coordinator for the Library and has been putting on a wide range of stellar events and talks over the last few years. Please consider getting on their mailing list (e-mail and print) to be kept in the loop.
Pamlico Writers’ Conference
Washington, NC | Saturday, March 21, 2015
Three person panel discussion at 9:30am
I will discuss cover and interior page design and explain how the process of designing a book unfolds and can be an enjoyable collaborative process for all and is a crucial step in presenting an author’s words and stories to the reading public. The difference and overlap between design, typesetting, and book production will be explored.
Solo breakaway session at 10:45 am
Books will be on display and for handling. The talk will center on design philosophies as well as sharing content from recent H&B title and stories from the collaborations. Side spurs and tangents will be explored and audience participation is encouraged.
H&B books, and other letterpress goods, will be available for sale at the book fair component of the festival.
Book Projects for Other Publishers.
I’ve designed two art photography books for Daniel 13. Photourist features the work of NYC based Andy Gershon Muse features the large-format color photography of Gail Goers. Publication dates are September (Photourist) and November (Muse).
I’m continuing to design the 27 Views series for Eno Publishers. The most recent edition was 27 Views of Charlotte which is now at bookstores.
Along those lines, I’m designing a book about the Carolina Friends School that will be also feature the 27 Views moniker which Elizabeth Woodman from Eno Publishers has graciously shared with the school (which is the publisher for this book celebrating 40 years of the school). 27 Views of the Carolina Friends School will be available in mid/late November and will be available for purchase at the school, area independent bookstores, and here at the H&B studio.
Open Studios on Third Fridays.
Horse & Buggy Press continues to have open studios on the Third Friday of every month as part of Third Friday Durham. This is a great time to come by and see new work which lately has included menus for new restaurants, poetry chapbooks, business cards for a variety of artists and organizations, and brochures for companies. Our hours for these open studio events is 6-9pm and we often have receptions for the guest artist exhibits in the foyer gallery.
U P F R O N T G A L L E R Y E X H I B I T S
7 of 18: Celebrating Durham’s 2014–2015 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Recipients.
Six of this years’ eighteen recipients are from Durham (and an additional recipient had a show here at the BCAC recently so we made the executive decision to grant her honorary Durahmite status) and this quickly organized exhibit celebrates their work, the high Durham quotient of recipients, and the fellowship program in general. Co-curated with Chris Vitiello, Jeff Pettus of the NC Arts Council wrote an informative essay about the history of the fellowship program which provides additional context to the exhibt. The upfront gallery was enlarged for this show (two of our workspaces are currently empty so the show spills into these areas) and includes film works by Elisabeth Haviland James and Josh Gibson, so please do set aside a good chunk of time to check out the works.
Sept 19 – Oct 31
expanded foyer gallery hours:
Every Thurs and Friday 11am – 2pm
Saturdays! Oct 4, 11, and 18; 6–9pm
by appt at email@example.com
Open Studios Third Friday, Oct. 17: 6-9pm