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English 444 Blank Book Sale: December 3rd and 5th

Sustainability is an important goal of immersive learning courses.  Preferably, immersive projects can continue to run as part of the standard curriculum.  The department of English has several sustained immersive learning projects, including the Broken Plate literary journal, Creative Writing in the Community, and Book Binding, which is one section of the capstone course, English 444, as taught by Dr. Rai Peterson.

The book binding course teaches students to hand-sew signatures and text blocks and to bind them as books, using a variety of binding methods such as Belgian, case-book, carousel, Coptic, Japanese stab, pamphlet stitch, and others.  Students in the course write researched, original text (which might vary from an in-depth, researched thesis to an introduction followed by a collection of original poetry or prose), and each student brings out a hand-bound edition of four copies of her work.

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Don’t forget! Today begins the Blank Book and Artists’ Book Ephemera Sale!

A message from Prof. Rai Peterson:

Take the opportunity to buy hand-made items, including hand-stitched journals, from ENG 444 students, starting next Monday. On Monday, December 6 and 7, we will be selling items in the Atrium in the Arts and Journalism Building, and on Wednesday, December 8 (if we have anything left), we will be at a table in the front lobby of the Robert Bell Building. Come and check out our work! We have blank books selling for as little as $2.00. This is your chance to grab up some holiday gifts that look like you spent much more time and money shopping.

*The sale will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days, ending earlier if the books sell out. Make sure to stop by!

Blank Book and Artists’ Book Ephemera Sale!

A message from Prof. Rai Peterson:

Take the opportunity to buy hand-made items, including hand-stitched journals, from ENG 444 students, starting next Monday. On Monday, December 6 and 7, we will be selling items in the Atrium in the Arts and Journalism Building, and on Wednesday, December 8 (if we have anything left), we will be at a table in the front lobby of the Robert Bell Building. Come and check out our work! We have blank books selling for as little as $2.00. This is your chance to grab up some holiday gifts that look like you spent much more time and money shopping.