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Drake series to address the invention of movable type

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Susan Bridgford will present on “The Information Age: The Invention of Movable Type,” as part of Drake University’s series of lectures, workshops and demonstrations this spring to highlight the collaborative process among writers, printmakers and bookbinders in the production of artistic handmade books. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Honors Lounge of Medbury Hall, 2730 Forest Ave.

Drake’s Spring 2010 Book Arts: Dialogues and Languages also will delve into the cultural frameworks that inform the innovations of the book, as well as the book as an object of humanistic inquiry.

The series will continue through April 29. The list of events, which are free and open to the public, appears below:

  • “Linoleum and Woodcut Printing” by Donna Yeast and Sue Slater, Thursday, April 8, 2 p.m., Reading Room of Cowles Library, 2725 University Ave.
  • “Hand-made Greeting Cards” by Kevin House, Thursday, April 15; 2 p.m., room 201 of Cowles Library.
  • “Making Decorative Papers” by Peggy Johnston, Tuesday, April 20, 2 p.m., room 335 of Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue.
  • “Calligraphy and Penmanship” by Jean Wilson, Thursday, April 29, 2 p.m., room 201 of Cowles Library.

The series is sponsored by the Drake University Humanities Center, Cowles Library and World Languages and Cultures Program in collaboration with Prairie Book Collaborative of Des Moines.

For information, contact Eduardo García-Villada, Drake assistant professor of second language acquisition, at eduardo.garcia@drake.edu or 515-271-4505.