March 17 (Saturday), 1-2:30 pm  Join Hypatia writer-and-artist-in-residence Carol Pulitzer for a workshop in bookmaking:   “Kindergarten for Adults:  A Quick and Simple Book Project” at the Shelton Timberland Library.

Materials will be provided for a hands-on project that will start with postcard covers and may involve painting, collage, wordplay, stitchery, calligraphy. Participants will explore typestyles, design elements, mottos, and other devices.

”Collecting images or text that’s important to someone and then binding it into a quick and simple book is fun and important; after all, a book about you and your interests could turn into a family heirloom,” says Pulitzer. “Books require no internet access, fit in your purse (or pocket), and can sit for years unopened, overlooked, then greet you with open arms when you return to them. I guess what I’m saying is that for me, books are love.”

Bring a gluestick, if you have one handy, and your imagination for a mind-blowing exercise in creativity.

Pulitzer will distribute a bibliography of bookmaking and a list of ideas to try out at home.

Artist and writer Carol Pulitzer writes about New Orleans people and places for NolaVie. Some of her  illustrations and super short stories and  can be seen  at Her story “Carmelita” was a semi-finalist for the Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction at Loyola University. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Anchorage Daily News, Mother Earth News, Senior Golfer, Spirituality and Health. She also designed the Krewe of Iris flag that hangs at Mardi Gras. She attended the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, graduated with honors from the New York Restaurant School.

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