ANOTHER NEW BOOK: INCIDENT AT DESERET | SEE DETAILS IN POST FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

ANOTHER NEW BOOK: INCIDENT AT DESERET | SEE DETAILS IN POST FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
The Spaceheater Editions title Vergangenheitsbewältigung by Gladys Garcia (Released in November 2016)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CBAA National Conference in Nashville, TN

January 5th through 7th, 2016, Karen and I attended the National Conference of the College Book Art Association, hosted by Vanderbilt and a number of other universities in the Nashville, TN area. Cindy Marsh was the primary organizer but had the considerable help of Kathy O'Connell and Annie Herlocker.

I had not been to Nashville before and enjoyed a cultural tour that included Hatch Show Print and a number of other remarkable resources including the Main Public Library.

I gave a lecture at a panel that was organized by Warren Lehrer that was called Improving the Quality of Narrative Text in Artists' Book Classes. This is the title slide:


I talked about how our Creative Writing and Poetry programs at the University of Arizona have developed deep ties to our own Visual Arts MFA program.

I also had two of my books, Celsius 233 and Reaper, selected by a blind jury for inclusion in a concurrent show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Vanderbilt University.

On our last day there, Sunday, Cindy took us, along with her husband and Rebecca Chamlee, to a great brunch place called Pinewood Social. Attached to the restaurant area was a beautiful old bowling alley. Along the side of the bowling lanes was a wall with lots of old paint cans with amusing labels, all lined up to make an eye-catching installation.




We had some amazing meals during our visit and discovered what a foodie center Nashville has become for the South.