May 2014: Illustrated Accordion

Mary Grassel, Bill and Friends, Relief Print Accordion Book

Mary Grassel, Bill and Friends, Relief Print Accordion Book

May 2 to 30, 2014
Opens May 2 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00pm 

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is accepting entries for our 6th annual Illustrated Accordion exhibition. Deadline for entry is Monday, April 21 at 5:00pm and the show opens May 2 and continues through the month. Artist from around the world are invited to  submit entries exploring the accordion book through form, content and medium. Prepare to be inspired, we have archives of every book that we have shown in past exhibits.


Poets in Print: Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
April 12, 2014, 7:00 pm

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, and a limited-edition chapbook, The Use of the World (Unicorn Press, 2013). A new full-length collection, Millennial Teeth, won the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition in 2013 and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2014. Albergotti’s poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Pushcart Prize XXXIII, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he is an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, where he teaches literature and writing courses and edits Waccamaw.

Joanne Diaz is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of The Lessons (Silverfish Review Press) and My Favorite Tyrants (University of Wisconsin Press). She teaches in the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Edible Book Festival 2014

EdibleBook poster

Edible Book Poster designed by Elizabeth King

Friday, April 4, 2014
During Art Hop from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fools celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival has been celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.Visit our Edible Book page to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. A Grand Prize, chosen by our judge, Chris Dilley of the People’s Food Co-op and a People’s Choice Award, chosen by vote among the public, will be given to the best entries. After the judging is completed we will eat the books!

It’s simple: submit a “book” made from food—anyone can enter, and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Bring your book to the KBAC between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday April 6. The judging will begin at 7:00, and the books will be eaten at 7:05. Also on display in the KBAC gallery will be an exhibition of our Poet’s in Print broadsides.

See all 2014 Edible Book entries

Judge's Choice winner Beverly Fitzpatrick with her entry "Bun Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Judge’s Choice winner Beverly Fitzpatrick with her entry “Bun Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

People's Choice winner Chris Orsolini with her book "The Velveeta Rabbit"

People’s Choice winner Chris Orsolini with her book “The Velveeta Rabbit”

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