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'Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge' - Letterpress Basics

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Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography. Learn all about the fine craft of letterpress printing while exploring a very concise set of writing rules. There will be a six word limit, punctuation of your choice, and a goal of telling a compelling story. Example: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." This course will cover all the basics of typesetting and introduce you to printing on our flatbed cylinder proof presses.

Each participant in the class will printing an edition of their composition and exchanging work with the others in the workshop. At the end of this session everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting work of the day.

All necessary materials for this workshop are provided. No previous experience in letterpress is needed. Come, learn and have a great time. Zip over to our classes page to register.