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News

Oct 2019

Karen Carcia, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, has been honored with the Emerging Educator award from the College Book Art Association, the international professional organization of book artists in higher education. The competitive award is given...

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Cat Liu poses in the UICB letterpress studio., Isabella Myers poses in the UI Libraries Conservation Lab.
Apr 2019

After many months of research, language study, and proposal writing, 2019 MFA graduates Cat Liu and Isabella Myers have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for research in, respectively, China and Cambodia. 

Cat will go to paper mills and the Jinling Scriptural Press in Nanjing, China, to...

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Feb 2019

The Center for the Book was well represented at the 2019 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. It takes place every other year in Richmond, California. Five UICB alumni had tables, as well as three of our instructors...

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Jan 2019

Congratulations to Dong Dong for receiving this award! You can read more about Dong and her work at UI Libraries here.


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Jan 2019

Congratulations to MFA candidates Shoko Nakamura and Krista Narcisso! They were awarded Caxton Club Grants for the 2018-2019 application cycle. 

Shoko Nakamura uses everyday things, such as doughnuts, tulips, sandwiches, and cats as subjects for her artist's books. For her thesis project,...

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Events

Open Print Session with Visiting Artist Amos Paul Kennedy

November 8, 2019

Visiting Artist Amos Paul Kennedy will be outside the Main Library Gallery on Friday, November 8 hand-printing posters from wood type. Participants and passersby will be invited to design background patterns or letters, which they will then have the opportunity to print. Text composed by Amos...

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Print with Amos Paul Kennedy

November 7, 2019

For more information and to sign up contact julia-leonard@uiowa.edu

UI Center for the Book Annual Lecture on the Art of the Book Featuring Amos Kennedy, Jr.

November 6, 2019

Visiting artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr is a descendant of the enslaved peoples of the United States of America . After 40 years of age, Kennedy embraced his humanity and abandoned the commercial dream that defines this civilization. Unsatisfied with the illusion of a comfortable, middle-class...

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Diptych: A Book Artists' & Writers' Reading Series.

October 24, 2019

Andrew David King (Provost's Visiting Writer and Visiting Assistant Professor in English & Creative Writing) and Amy Childress (MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and MA candidate at the School of Library and Information Sciences) are excited to announce a new,...

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Sancocho Gallery Show and Reception

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October 10, 2019

Paper artists and 2nd year MFA students, María Carolina Ceballosand Joko Viruet's will be hosting a reception for their show “Sancocho” Friday night at the KK Merker Gallery. Their show will be up until the 18th.