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

Photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd specializes in alternative processes of photography to create Cyanotype and Platinum/Palladium prints. She has most recently self published a book of poetry and photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You, and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence, Late Love and most recently Keepsakes. Sal and her family live in Rockport, Maine where she completed her MFA in Photography at the Maine Media College.