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Printers' Ball

Printers' Ball 2010

Printers' Ball 2011

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:00-11:00 p.m.

time warp 2012

8th Annual Printers' Ball: TIME WARP!
The Ludington Building
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
www.printersball.org

The Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of literary culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live music, readings, and other performances; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more, free to all ages. This year's Printers' Ball features some new surprises, including 

* Commencement by ’80s icon Max Headroom
* A free commemorative poster, created by Jeremiah Chiu of Plural (for the first 150 preregistered guests at printersball2012.eventbrite.com)
* A free Silver Tongue Reading Series tote bag—get it airbrushed! (for the first 100 guests)

See a complete listing of all the events, speakers, games, and exhibitors here.

For more information, contact April Sheridan, asheridan@colum.edu

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Calling all Publications: How to Submit to Future Printers' Balls Events!

Printers' Ball 2010

Everyone is invited to share at the Printers' Ball—books, magazines, broadsides, posters, CDs, bookmarks, buttons, flyers, you name it! If what you’re sending is low-run or rare, we’ll take special care to make sure it’s displayed respectfully and visibly. Slip in special subscription offers or send us links to special deals, and we’ll proliferate those too! And please note that editions needn't be current. We love back issues; in fact Printers’ Ball started in part to showcase everything that’s wonderful about a publication, instead of one specific issue.

Here’s how it works:

Email editors@poetrymagazine.org to sign up and share your literary endeavor with over 250 participating arts organizations and more than 2,000 attendees.




E-mail us:

(1) Name of your organization (2) Contact person (3) Type and number of materials you're sending (4) URL to learn more about your project (videos! pictures! audio! we'll spread the word!)

If you’d like to work out better ways to represent what you do online or in person, we’re open and all ears as ever. And remember, there are no table fees, no admission fees, and everything is free!

You needn't be in Chicago to be a part of the Printers' Ball! We'll look after print sent remotely and ensure that your materials are displayed prominently.

If you’re participating remotely, we’ll send you back a goodie bag from the Ball!
E-mail Mairead Case at mairead.case@gmail.com and we’ll save a bundle for you!

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: Organizations outside Chicago
Mail 5–500 pieces of print or promotional ephemera to:
Center for Book and Paper Arts
April Sheridan
1104 South Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: Chicago-based organizations
Mail 5–500 pieces of print or promotional ephemera to:
Center for Book and Paper Arts
April Sheridan
1104 South Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Coordinate a hand delivery with April—please set up a time with her before dropping anything off!
asheridan@colum.edu.

Schedule a Printers’ Ball pickup! If you’re not able to mail or drop off your materials, Mairead will come to you in a van. Write to her at mairead.case@gmail.com. Pick-up service is first come, first served!