Instructor Denise Delgado

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Tuition Schedule
$40 general public / $35 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions / $30 FAU students

Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Book Studio Studio 350C

This workshop is about using books as part of a regular creative practice and treating writing and image-making as related processes. Sketchbooks and notebooks are spaces to prepare for making a polished work of art—and also to collect materials, generate ideas, and maintain a sense of continuity in your work. For inspiration, we’ll take a look at some artists’ books and sketchbooks from the Jaffe Center’s amazing collection. Then we’ll work on our own books, using simple prompts and exercises that you can use even when daily life seems too exhausting and busy for artmaking. Both writers and artists at all levels of experience are welcome. We might also talk about other relatives in the sketchbook family—like daybooks, commonplace books, blogs, and Tumblr. Bring your own notebook or sketchbook, your preferred writing or drawing instrument(s), and come ready to look, talk, and work.


Denise Delgado is a Miami-based writer, curator, and artist. Her fiction has appeared in Inch, Dossier, the Cent Journal Series, The Selected Collective: Poetry, Prose and Projects from the Miami Poetry Collective, Jai-Alai Magazine, Frances Trombly: Paintings and is forthcoming in the anthology Florida Flash. Denise has read, exhibited and performed her multidisciplinary work nationally and is a member of the Miami Poetry Collective. Residencies, workshops and community projects with many South Florida schools, museums, and organizations have been an important part of her practice. She was Curator of Art and Exhibitions for the Miami-Dade Public Library System from 2005-2011 and is now consulting curator for the Library's Vasari Project Archive. Denise received an MA from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently Writer-in-Residence for Girls' Club, an exhibition space dedicated to women in contemporary art, and is at work on A Wig in the Duplex, a collection of short stories set in Florida.