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Drake lunch series to discuss the art of book making

October 10, 2009
Eduardo Garcia Villada, Drake University assistant professor of second language acquisition, will give a talk and book making demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The discussion, titled "Books, Pictures and Words: Making Artists Books, a Reading and Demonstration" is part of Cowles Library's Midweek Muses and Munchies series.

The lecture and demonstration, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 12:10 p.m. in room 122 of Cowles Library, 2725 University Ave.

Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase food from Cowles Café in the library. 

Garcia Villada studied historical bookmaking in the Czech Republic and is a member of the Prairie Book Collaborative, a group of Des Moines artists, calligraphers, bookmakers and designers interested in book arts, binding and printing.

He received a master's degree in Spanish linguistics from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University. Garcia Villada has taught Spanish language in Iowa at the elementary school and college levels for more than twenty years.

The Midweek Muses and Munchies series promotes discussion and discourse related to books and various academic topics and takes place each Wednesday in October.

For more information, visit http://library.drake.edu/pages/midweek-muses-and-munchies or call 515-271-3994.