A celebration of the very best in independent publishing, this event will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops and a fair. Volume is being produced in collaboration with a number of Birmingham arts organisations, showcasing the wealth and breadth of publishing expertise in the region. Each organisation will produce a panel, contributing to some of the debates currently critical in the fields of publishing, bookmaking and writing.
Aimed at writers interested in the future of publishing, the workshop will address the role of the writer for digital platforms. No experience of technology required; this won’t be a technical session, rather an exploration of form and content for digital platforms.
Panel discussion exploring experiments with digital technology and the possibilities they bring to publishing and writing.
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An Endless Supply presents In Conversation with Peter Bilak – discussing his new design magazine and models of social distribution. 3pm FREE
Letterpress workshop led by Leicester Print Workshop. All day, FREE
Saturday 7th December
Grand Union presents Copy Rights – exploring the concept of originality and the politics of copyright. 11am FREE
Writing West Midlands presents: Roads to Market – Examining The Publishing Economy featuring Tindal Street Press, Alma Books, Nine Arches Press and Inpress Books. 1pm FREE
Birmingham Zine Festival presents: Make It Then Tell Everybody – how emerging artists can promote and distribute what they do. 3pm FREE
Eastside Projects presents The Paperless Stack – featuring figures from Library of Birmingham and the British Library. 3pm FREE
Zine in a Day led by Footprint Workers Co-operative
Roller Printing workshop led by Stephen Fowler
Artist Book Surgeries with the Centre for Fine Print Research
The Baskerville Society presents a John Baskerville radio play reading. 2pm FREE
The Fair – showcasing books, prints and artworks for sale from an international selection of independent publishers, printworks, artists and organisations including Werkplaats Typographie, Dent-De-Leone, Exitstencil and Imprint Press
In residence Haworth + Hayhoe – The Library Project
Haworth + Hayhoe will be installing a miniature interactive library, running daily bookbinding workshops.
Panels are free but advance booking is essential
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