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

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    Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography.  You will learn about and explore the fine craft of letterpress printing while following a historic, fun, and 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 be printing an edition of their own composition and also exchanging work with the others in the workshop, so that at the end of the afternoon everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting all work of the day.

All materials are provided and are included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring are your ideas! Please email if you have any questions regarding this or any other workshop. To reserve a place in this workshop click here!