Upcoming Events

*Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Book Club of California and are free and open to the public. Please refer to the description under each event.

Email programs@bccbooks.org for any questions, or call (415) 781-7532 ext. 3

Member Exhibit Opening: Poetry Broadsides from Larry Rafferty’s Collection
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5 – 6:30 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Remarks at 5:30 PM

Hit & Run Press was launched in 1974. Since that time, in addition to publication, Larry has collected books by poets and printers whose work he admired. Along the way, he has accumulated a couple hundred letterpress broadsides. Here, you’ll see a few treasures from his collection.

An exhibition of poetry broadsides by collector and Book Club member Larry Rafferty.

To RSVP, please complete this form.

Street Democracy: San Francisco Poster Syndicate
Monday, December 10, 2018, 5–7 PM

A Co-presentation with the American Printing History Association Northern California Chapter

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

The SFPS is a group of artists and activists who, in the spirit of generosity and in order to make political action more enjoyable, print posters which they distribute for free. They use the silkscreen process in real-time and on-the-street during protests and actions. Some of their work has responded to issues related to the crisis in higher education; making a living wage; homelessness; and the death penalty. Hazelwood will discuss his work with the San Francisco Poster Syndicate.

An illustrated talk by Art Hazelwood, artist.

To RSVP, please complete this form.

Paul Robertson Endowed Lecture on the History, Art, and Literature of California
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30–7 PM
*A Southern California Program

*A Southern California program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Prints of the California Gold Rush
An illustrated talk by Gary Kurutz, executive director, California State Library Foundation.

At the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

To RSVP, please complete this form.

Mission Murals – A Window on Humanity
Monday, January 7, 2019, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Dick Evans captures the pulse of life in the Mission District, the San Francisco neighborhood known for its murals and Latin American culture—and more recently for its rapid gentrification. Intimate, colorful images depict a place filled with diverse residents, stately Victorian houses, hand-painted store signs, Carnaval dancers, Día de los Muertos celebrants, political activists, and its namesake, Mission Dolores (here juxtaposed against portraits of Native people and indigenous cultural objects).

Evans’s photos highlight the growing threat to the neighborhood’s character, but they also reveal the many changes that have shaped the neighborhood into its vivacious present-day identity.

An illustrated talk by Dick Evans, photographer.

Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott’s Berry Farm
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 5:30–7 PM
*A Southern California Program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

An illustrated talk by J. Eric Lynxwiler, urban anthropologist and author.

Details to come soon.

At the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Print-your-own-broadside Party
Monday, January 14, 2019, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Printing at 6 PM

Letterpress print your own broadside with Mark Knudsen, Elmwood Press, and Norman McKnight, Philoxenia Press.

Codex Polaris: Book Arts from Northern Europe
Monday, February 4, 2019, 5–7 PM

*A co-presentation with Codex Foundation

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Codex Polaris, established in 2013 – is an book artist group based in Bergen, Norway that creates opportunities and builds exhibiting platforms for artists who work with books in the Nordic region. Alongside the exhibition program, Codex Polaris invites guest co-organisers to work on various networking projects, and writers to contribute with textworks to raise the profile book arts spanning local and international perspectives. Founded by Sarah Jost, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe and Randi Annie Strand – www.codexpolaris.com

A talk by Imi Maufe, founding member of Codex Polaris,.

Printing Abolition: How the Fight to Abolish the Slave Trade in Britain Was Won
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6–8 PM

*In association with the Commonwealth Club of California

A talk with Michael F. Suarez, S.J., director of Rare Book School, professor of English, University Professor, and honorary curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia.

At the Commonwealth Club of California
110 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost/Tickets: 415-597-6705 BCC Member Code To Be Announced

A History of the Menu as a Literary Document
Monday, February 11, 2019, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

A talk by Theodore Gioia, food writer and critic.

Details to come.

Yosemite People
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:30–7 PM
*A Southern California Program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Described as street photography in the wilderness, Yosemite People is a photography project and book by Jonas Kulikauskas. Carol McCusker, curator of photography at the Harn Museum of Art, describes the project best: “For the first time, a photographer is entering Yosemite as the WPA documentary photographers of the 1930s might, with a shifted priority on people rather than on nature.” The evening will also feature a small pop-up exhibition of photographs.

An illustrated talk and pop-up exhibition by Jonas Kulikauskas, artist and photographer.

An illustrated talk by Jonas Kulikauskas, photographer.

At the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

 

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