Microfiction Mini Books
Instructor Stephanie Wolff
Wednesday May 24, 2023
5 to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are, VIA ZOOM
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 15
A very short story will be the content of a mini artists' book. Participants will write a story in six words and create illustrations. Then bind it into a very simple but versatile book structure. The writing is meant to be a fun exercise, but participants are welcome to use existing stories should they choose. This structure could be used for any kind of content: text or image or both, and can be scaled up in size. To learn more about this writing form, search the internet for “six-word stories” or “six-word memoirs”. A famous example, allegedly by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone (email@example.com). John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple process.
JCBA’s SELF DETERMINED TUITION
Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $90, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $90 as your guide and go from there.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Tablet or computer with Internet connection, access to a printer or copy shop, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.
Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. www.stephaniewolffstudio.com