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Library & Information Access and the Digital Humanities Initiative invite you to a series of events designed to provoke
critical engagement with the book. Events scheduled for the academic year 2016-17 are outlined below:

Fall 2016

Introductory Bookmaking Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Art building, room 453
25 seats, priority given to students, RSVP with name, major, and red ID to: aculbertson [at] mail [dot] sdsu [dot] edu
***UPDATE*** Students must RSVP by Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m., at which point waiting list will be moved into remaining seats.

Lecture by Dr. Jessica Pressman, SDSU Dept. of English: “Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of its Disappearance”
Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in Love Library, room 430

Student Showcase: The Book as Medium
A curated exhibit of creative research and projects that explore the book in concept and/or form. Call for entries open until Nov. 1st. 
***UPDATE*** Deadline extended to Nov. 30th! More information below in attached image.
Email Cathy Nguyen at cathynguyen [at] sandiego [dot] edu for more info.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. in Love Library Media Center

Spring 2017

Lecture by UCSD Distinguished Professor of Literature, Dr. Seth Lerer: “Children's Literature and the Arts of the Book:
Reflections in a Digital Age”
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in Love Library, room 430

DIY Publishing panel with Dr. Adam Hammond and Jenny Minniti-Shippey, MFA, of SDSU’s Dept. of English,
and special guest, April Peveteaux, author of blog-turned-book Gluten is my Bitch (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013).
Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 2 p.m. in Love Library, room 430

SDSU Student Electronic Literature Competition 2017
Cash prize of $250! All student submissions of born-digital literature of all genres and styles are welcome.
Deadline for submissions: May 7 
For more information, visit: http://dh.sdsu.edu/programs/electronic_literature.html


Bookish: or, A Compendium of Student Work in the Book Arts at San Diego State University is on display
in the Love Library Donor Hall, first floor, through spring 2017. Brought to you by Special Collections & University Archives,
Library & Information Access.


Year of the Book is sponsored by SDSU's Common Experience & the Digital Humanities Initiative. 
Questions? Email Anna Culbertson or Jessica Pressman at: aculbertson [at] mail [dot] sdsu [dot] edu /or/ jpressman [at] mail [dot] sdsu [dot] edu

Click below to view the official flyer for Year of the Book and the call for entries for the student showcase:

Year of the Book flyer
Student Showcase Call for Entries