Shelf Life: last chance to catch Wave Books’ book making tutorial!

This Sunday at 1pm, Wave Books is giving their LAST book making tutorial. Haven’t come to one before and curious about what goes on at these events? Check out pictures from last week’s reading with Hitomi Yoshi and Steven Karl, and tutorial with Wave’s editor Joshua Beckman here!

If you’ve come to a previous tutorial, that’s ok! Wave completed all 500 (!!!) of Noelle Kocot’s translation of Poet by Default, and they’re now working on sewing a new book, Matthew Rohrer’s Translation of Hafiz. The new tutorial covers the basics of book binding and sewing without using an awl and awl guide.

Accompanying the tutorial, Christine Deavel will read passages from The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa in the style of Cuban cigar factories, at which workers would read out loud to each other while they worked with their hands. Christine is a poet and a co-owner of Open Books, Seattle’s poetry-only bookstore. Woodnote, her first full-length collection, will be published this fall by Bear Star Press. You can read an interview with Christine here at the Poetry Foundation, and poems by her here at the Golden Handcuffs review.

Shelf Life is the Henry’s summer ode to BOOKS and READING. From July 1 – October 16th, the Henry has invited book lovers from various fields — independent publishers, librarians, poets, writers, designers, and, most importantly, readers — to share with us what they do and why they love to do it. For a complete list of Shelf Life related programming, please visit this page.

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