The Art of the Chapbook

*Enrollment for this class opens August 22, 2016. Please register then at this link.

Class Meetings: Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings, September 27 to November 15, in the Poetry Center Alumni Classroom 205.

I fell in love with chapbooks while volunteering with a small press after graduate school at the University of Montana. Working with hand-sewn, letterpress “little books” was a joy: both the tactile experience of book as art object, and the imaginative event of finding the secrets contained in each.  The chapbook, conscious of its size, embraces smallness, brevity, and care. It is an art form both humble and beautiful. Moreover, the smallness of form allows the writer or artist to produce a work that is focused and singular, to develop a theme, and to explore its nooks and crannies.

In this generative workshop, we will engage with your work and explore various approaches to creating a chapbook.  Each participant will finish the course with a polished suite or cycle of poems (or text/artwork) presented in a “little book” assembled in class.  Bookmaking materials and instruction provided.  Open to writers and visual artists.  Materials fee: $8.00.


$264 ($256 + $8 fee)