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The BCC Centennial Symposium

WAY OUT WEST: Fine Printing &
the Cultural History of the Book in California

October 18-20, 2012
San Francisco, CA

Our celebration of writing, books, fine printing, and collecting
in California and the West was a huge success!
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the full schedule of three lively, engaging, and eventful days.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Thursday and Friday All Day

 The Book Shop of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco

A pop-up bookshop at the Book Club presenting fine works by authors, book artists, and presses featured at the Symposium, including: Arion Press, The Artichoke Press, Will Bagley, Robert Bringhurst, C & C Press, Julie Chen, Cowell Press, Charles Hobson, Donald McDonald, Moving Parts Press, Ninja Press, Turkey Press, and Scripps College Press.

Thursday Morning

Registration, 11 am-1 pm
The World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

Thursday Afternoon

 Welcome, 1:15 pm
Anne W. Smith & J. Curtiss Taylor, Centennial Co-Chairs
Peter Rutledge Koch, Symposium Chair

Collectors Forum, 1:30-2:45 pm
Wally Jansen
Book Club of California Board of Directors
San Mateo, CA

David Miller Parker
Adjunct Assistant Professor, History
Los Angeles Pierce College
Valley Village, CA

J.S. Zil, M.D., J.D.
President, Sacramento Book Club
Sacramento, CA

Men and Women Over 25: California Edition, 3-3:25 pm
Kitty Maryatt
Director, Scripps College Press
Claremont, CA

The Education of the California Printer: 1912-2012, 3:30-3:55 pm
Laura Sorvetti
Special Collections & University Archives, Kennedy Library
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Indefatigable, Irrepressible Albert “Mickey” Bender, 4-4:25 pm
Ann Harlow
Independent Scholar
Kensington, CA

Richard Dillon: Bookman’s Bookman and Historian’s Historian, 4:30-4:55 pm
Will Bagley
Writer & Historian
Salt Lake City, UT

Thursday Evening

Informal Reception, 5-6 pm
The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco

Taste of California Gala Dinner, 7-10 pm
The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street, San Francisco

Friday Morning

Registration, 8:30-11:30 am
The World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

The Book Club of California’s First Book:
Robert E. Cowan’s Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 9-9:25 am
Gary Kurutz
Instructor, California Rare Book School
Former Principal Librarian, Special Collections, California State Library
Sacramento, CA

In the Shadow of Zamorano:
José de la Rosa and the Evolution of Printing in Alta California, 9:30-9:55 am
Charles N. Johnson
Librarian, Museum of Ventura County
Ojai, CA

The Future is Already Here:
Teaching Book Arts in the 21st Century, 10-10:25 am
Harry Reese
Founder, Turkey Press
Professor, Department of Art; Associate Dean, College of Creative Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Ninja Press: Moving the Los Angeles Tradition
of Fine Printing Forward in the 21st Century, 10:30-10:55 am

Carolee Campbell
Proprietor, Ninja Press
Sherman Oaks, CA

Friday Afternoon

Networking Reception, 11:30-12 pm
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, San Francisco

Keynote Address: What the Ink Sings to the Paper, 12-1 pm
Robert Bringhurst
Poet and Author of The Elements of Typographic Style
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, San Francisco

No-Host “Lunch-Arounds”, 1-2 pm
Various locations in downtown San Francisco
Sign up at Registration

The Legacies of the Grabhorn Press and the Arion Press, 2:15-2:40 pm
Andrew Hoyem
Publisher, Arion Press
San Francisco, CA

Bookbinding in San Francisco, 1849-Present, 2:45-3:10 pm
Tim James
President, American Bookbinders Museum
Proprietor, Taurus Bookbindery
San Francisco, CA

Saul Marks, Grant Dahlstrom,
Ward Ritchie & The End of an Era, 3:15-3:40 pm

Patrick Reagh
Proprietor, Patrick Reagh Printers
Sebastopol, CA

Welcome to the Bookcase!
The Fundraiser Cookbook in California, 3:45-4:10 pm

Liz Pollack
Owner
The Cook’s Bookcase
Santa Cruz, CA

John Henry Nash: Printer and Paradox, 4:15-4:40 pm
Jonathan Clark
Printer & Founder, The Artichoke Press
Mountain View, CA

The Santa Cruz Tradition, 4:45-6 pm
Matt Cohen-Moderator
Book Artist, Matt Cohen Editions/C & C Press
Santa Cruz, CA

Felicia Rice
Printer/Book Artist, Moving Parts Press
Santa Cruz, CA

Gary Young
Editor, Greenhouse Review Press; Director, Cowell Press
Santa Cruz, CA

Friday Evening

Reception and Publication Party for BCC Publication No. 230,
Paul Frenzeny’s Chinatown Sketches
, 6:30-7:30 pm

The California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, San Francisco

No-Host “Dine-Arounds”, 7:30-9 pm
Various locations in downtown San Francisco
Sign up at Registration

Saturday Morning

Boat Ride on the Bay, 9 am-12 pm
Between Two Bridges, from the Golden Gate to the Bay: History, Architecture & Design

Donald MacDonald
Author of Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon
San Francisco, CA

The USS Potomac
Departing from San Francisco Ferry Building, Terminal E; Docking in Sausalito

Boxed Lunches aboard the USS Potomac, 11:15-11:45 am

Saturday Afternoon

Gallery Visits, 12:15-1:15 pm
Mill Valley

The Artistry of Contemporary Artists’ Books:
A Panel Discussion, 1:15-2:15 pm
142 Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

Donna Seager-Moderator
Founding Partner, Seager Gray Gallery
Mill Valley, CA

Julie Chen
Book Artist and Associate Professor of Book Art, Mills College
Berkeley, CA

Charles Hobson
Book Artist and Faculty Member, San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA

Penny Nii
Book Artist
Stanford, CA

Community Panel on the Future of the Book, 3:45-5:15 pm
The San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Harry Reese-Moderator
Founder, Turkey Press
Professor, Department of Art; Associate Dean, College of Creative Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Robert Bringhurst
Poet and Author of The Elements of Typographic Style
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Brewster Kahle
Founder, The Internet Archive
San Francisco, CA

Peter Rutledge Koch
Printer & Proprietor, Pete Koch Printers
Founding Director, The CODEX Foundation
Berkeley, CA

Saturday Evening

Closing Reception & Broadside Printing, 6-8 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
300 De Haro Street, Suite 334, San Francisco

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