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Printers' Ball 2010

printers ball 2010

The sixth annual Printers’ Ball, which this year takes as its theme “Print Loves Digital,” is an annual celebration of literary culture founded by Poetry magazine and other independent Chicago literary organizations.

What:             Sixth Annual Printers’ Ball

Where:           The Ludington Building
, Columbia College Chicago
, 1104 South Wabash               

When:             Friday, July 30, 2010 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Admission:    Free, all ages


In addition to featuring thousands of magazines, books, broadsides, and other takeaways available free of charge, the Printers’ Ball will showcase live readings, music, and performances and host letterpress, offset, silk-screening, rubber-stamping, and paper-making demonstrations.  View Images from Printers' Ball 2010.



2010 Collaborative Book


2010 Collaborative Art Book
A collaborative art book produced by the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College, the Chicago Printers’ Guild, and Poetry magazine will be released and ready for circulation. Twenty writers were paired with 20 printers to create a limited-edition (only 50 copies!), hand-printed art book. The book, a compilation of broadsides, features the work of Kathleen Judge, Steve Walters, Audrey Niffenegger, Ed Roberson, and others. 

Click here to download a hi-res (pdf) version of your own!


Select Special Events:

PRINTERESTING.ORG’s “COPY JAM!,” an interactive art print occurrence.
Dave Tompkins, the author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks, dee-jays his vocoder playlist, with live vocoder and special guest

“The Precession,” a digital poem and live performance of original writing and real-time data collection by Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey

The Show 'n Tell Show, hosted by Zach Dodson and Michael Renaud, with Studio Blue’s Cheryl Towler Weese, Edie Fake, Isaac Tobin, and Kathleen Judge

Live music by Icy Demons

Ongoing Events:
    •    Printers’ Ball limited-edition Busy Beaver Buttons to the first 500 guests
    •    Red-carpet interviews with Amy Guth, digital news editor for books at the Chicago Tribune and co-host of ChicagoNow Radio on WGN
    •    Gapers Block traffic jam of Chicago lit sites
    •    Gallery presentation of and reading from the Printers' Ball 2010 Art Book, with broadsides featuring the work of the Chicago Printers' Guild and local poets and writers
    •    Book binding by Chicago Books to Women in Prison
    •    DEUSEXPAGINA, a live experiment in literary quantum mechanics and wholly fabricated reviews of wholly fabricated books
    •    Elevated Diction: poems performed live during your elevator ride between floors
    •    The Gnoetry poetry-making machine
    •    "Pandora's Star Box," a poem-film by Carrie Olivia Adams
    •    Public Media Institute’s Mobile Screen-printing Cart
    •    “Text Object,” a featured digital reading provided by Vanessa Place
    •    Video gallery featuring Bound Off, contratiempo, Rattapalax, Switchback Books, and Wholphin DVD, plus metal type animation by students from the London College of Communication
    •    Fresh Squeezed Poetry, poetry written to order by Illinois Arts Council award winners
    •    Plus more with Anchor Graphics, Captain Carpenter, the students and alumni of Columbia College Chicago, and others
    •    The Next Objectivists typing the poetry of the multitude. Poetypists will compose in public and turn "raw or/e" into poetry chapbooks to be distributed on-site.


Major sponsors include:
Busy Beaver Button Co., CellStories, Chicago Printers Guild, Chicago Publishers Gallery, Chicago Underground Library, Flavorpill, Gapers Block, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, Newcity, Open Books, PRINTERESTING.ORG, The Show 'n Tell Show, Sonnenzimmer: The Art & Print Studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, Stampland, STOP SMILING BOOKS, TripleQuick, and Venus Zine.


The Printers’ Ball extends special gratitude to:
Sugarplum Catering, Founders, Milwaukee Special Reserve, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Point, and Schlitz.


2010 Printers’ Ball Participants:

ADITA (A Day in the Air)

After Hours

ALARM

Albert Whitman & Company

Alethea Norene Art Projects

Allbook Books

The Alternative Press Center

Anchor Graphics

Annalemma 
A Public Space

Apparatus Magazine

Apple Valley Review

Arcadia Publishing

AREA Chicago

Arsenic Lobster
Poetry Journal

Arte y Vida Chicago

Artful Dodge
ART-HOUNDS

Artifice Magazine

Bailliwik 
Bateau
Press
 Beard of Bees 
Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls

The Believer

Bellevue Literary Review

Black Lodge Press

Black Ocean

BOMB Magazine

Book/Mark Quarterly Review

Bound Off

Build Your Own Chicago

BULL: Men's Fiction

Busy Beaver Button Co.

Canarium Books

Candy Dinner

CANNOT EXIST

Captain Carpenter

Carpe Articulum Literary Review

Cave Wall

CellStories

Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago

Charles H. Kerr Publishing Co

Chic-A-Go-Go

Chicago Amplified

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Publishing Industry Programs

Chicago Gallery News

Chicago INNERVIEW Magazine

Chicago Journal

Chicago Poetry Calendar

Chicago Publishers Gallery

Chicago Quarterly Review

Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reporter

Chicago Review

Chicago Review Press

Chicago Subtext

Chicago Underground Library

Chicago Zine Fest

CHIRP

Citadel Books

ColorLines magazine

Columbia College Chicago: 

The B.A. and MFA Poetry Programs at Columbia College Chicago

The Student Affairs Offices at Columbia College Chicago

Columbia Poetry Review

The Common

The Common Review

The Constant Conversation

contratiempo

Conversational Reading

Court Green

Creative Nonfiction
 Creative Nonfiction + Art
dancing girl press

Dear Navigator

Delicious Design League

Design Bureau

Elevated Diction

The Encyclopedia Show

Ether Sea Projects

Euphony

Evanston Print & Paper

Exact Change Press

featherproof books

Fence
Fence Books

The Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago

Fifth Wednesday Journal

Flavorpill

Fresh Squeezed
Poetry

Front Forty Press

Gapers Block

Geneva13 Press

The Georgia Review

Gnoetry

Green Lantern

Green Sugar Press

Guild Complex

Hayden’s Ferry Review

Haymarket Books

Hotel Amerika

Hourglass Books

House Press

In These Times

Indigo zine

Insight Press

International Socialist Review

Intuit: Center for Intuitive & Outsider
Art's library

The Iowa Review

Is Greater Than

JAB: Journal of Artists Books

Journal of Ordinary Thought

Knee-Jerk

Lake Claremont Press

Lake Forest College Press

Les Figues Press

Light Quarterly

Lilith

Literago

The Literary Review

Litmus Press

Love Your Blood

Lumpen

The MacGuffin

Mad
Licks

MAKE: A Literary Magazine

Mandorla

Matériel

McSweeney's

Microscope Publications

Mildred Pierce Zine

milkmag

Moonlit

Neighborhood Writing Alliance

The New York Quarterly

Newcity

Next Objectivists
Poetry Workshop

Ninth Letter

Noemi

Nostalgia Digest Magazine

&NOW Books

NTI Upstream

NYQ Books

Off Campus Writers Workshop

Open Books

Open City

Orange Alert Press

Other Voices Books

Outsider

The Oxford American

Oxford
Poetry

Pace Communications

Packingtown Review

PALABRA A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art

The Platypus Review

Playboy

Please Don't

The Poetry Foundation

poetryfoundation.org

Poetry magazine

The Point
Polyphony
H.S.
Poor Taste magazine

PPDC
PRA Publishing

Printers Row/Tribune books

Proximity

Publications Department of the Art Institute of Chicago

Public Media Institute

Publish Chicago

The Puddin'head Press

Puerto del Sol

Qlix magazine

The Quarterly Conversation

Que(e)ry

Quimby's

RaceWire

Rattapallax
RCP Publications

READ zine

reconstruction room

Red Rover Series

Reggie’s Rock Club

Requited Journal for Innovative Art

RHINO

Robert Duffer, the Chicago Literary Scene Examiner

Roctober

Rose Metal Press

Sara Ranchouse Publishing

Say What?

Seven Corners

Shame That Tune

The Show 'n Tell Show

Silver Tongue

Skyline

Snow City Arts

Socialist Worker

Sourcebooks

South Loop Review

Spinning Jenny

Spire Press

The Spoon River Poetry Review

Stampland

STOCKYARD

STOP SMILING

STOP SMILING BOOKS

Sugarplum Catering

Surrealist Editions/Black Swan Press

Sustainable Sex

Swan Isle Press

Switchback Books

Sycamore Review

Tampa Review

Tarpaulin Sky Press

Tebot Bach

TenStyle Media

THE2NDHAND

Think Journal

Third World Press

Tin House

TripleQuick

TriQuarterly
Online
Tuesday; An Art Project

Two with Water

Ugly Duckling Presse

Venus Zine

Versal
Verse
Wisconsin

West Branch

Wholphin

wicked alice

Wise Guide

Wordspace Press

The Writers WorkSpace

Wurlington Press

You, Me, Them, Everybody

Young Chicago Authors

Zone

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