Sunday, May 4, 2008

American Amateur Press Association in Tampa June 12-14, 2008

The Tampa Book Arts Studio at the University of Tampa joins AAPA in inviting you to the 2008 convention of the American Amateur Press Association in Tampa, Florida, June 12-14.

Presentations, panels and demonstrations should satisfy the tastes of anyone interested in writing, printing or publishing. Programs and activities are open to AAPA members and Friends of TBAS. Membership information and arrangements for non-member registrations can be obtained by email from

Members planning to attend the convention must make reservations at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel BY MAY 13 in order to receive the special low rate ($85 a night, for either a single or double room). To do so, you must call Maureen McGuire at (813) 223-1351 or FAX at (813) 229-2358. The mail address is 111 West Fortune Street, Tampa FL 33602.

Some of the sessions will include:

• A Mike Anderson talk with PowerPoint visuals on the steps he took from computer to typecaster to reproduce the typeface used by Gutenberg in printing his first Bible.
• A panel discussion by several members on the subject, “How I Got My Book Published.”
• Damien Diachenko on creative computer designs in amateur journals.
• Rich Hopkins on re-creating in metal type the first page of the first newspaper published in Salem, N.C., for display on a period press at Old Salem Museums and Gardens.
• Sean Donnelly on rediscovering the work of amateur printer Walter J. Coates (1880-1941).
• Printing and typesetting demonstrations and hands-on activities in the Tampa Book Arts Studio.