Make your poems into a beautiful book.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

In this hands-on practical workshop, you’ll learn ways to combine the written word with images to create a beautiful hand-bound letterpress piece.

Everyday will include discussions of your work, help with editing your chapbook, and hands on bookbinding and letterpress tutorials.

You are encouraged to bring the content that you would like to work with, be it writing or imagery. You’ll have time to write during the week. No photo print services will be available, so any images or photographs you should bring with you. This is a class for poets who are keen to learn letterpress and how to put their poems into book form. No prior book binding or letterpress experience is required. Experience with Adobe Indesign is helpful but is not essential.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125 per week. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

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Instructor: Sal Taylor Kydd

Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College.  Her fine art photographs have been exhibited throughout the country and internationally, including Barcelona, San Miguel De Allende, Portland, Boston and Los Angeles.
Sal is also a writer and poet, and has self-published a number of books combining her poetry with her photographs. Her books are in numerous private and museum collections throughout the country including The Getty Museum and the Maine Women Writer’s Collection at the University of New England. Sal’s latest book Landfall, produced by Datz Press, is a limited edition book of poems and photographs about the islands off the coast of Maine. Her book Just When I Thought I Had You, is now in its second edition. Sal also teaches and is on the board of Maine Media Workshops & College in Rockport ME.