This workshop is now fully booked.
Why Edit? Approaches to Editing in Independent Art Publishing
with Gavin Everall and Nina Power
Friday 5 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
The Club Room
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD
This workshop will act as an introduction to the process of editing in relation to Book Works own programme of commissions. It is led by Nina Power, guest editor for Book Works of Common Objectives, a two year series of artists books selected from open submission, as well as prolific writer, activist, author of One Dimensional Woman and lecturer on Critical Writing in Art and Design, RCA, with Gavin Everall, Editor and Marketing Manager, Book Works.
The workshop will consist of an introduction, in which we discuss Book Works approach to editing, and Nina’s experience both as a guest editor and her involvement with other projects, followed by a series of exercises, which interrogate reading as an essential part of the whole process of editing: reading in order to write, gather texts, or find different solutions to ‘editing’ texts together. Participants will be asked to prepare something in advance, and during the workshop. The workshop will finish with a discussion about this process and leave time for any further questions.
The workshop is designed to be suitable for anyone (artists, writers, curators, or designers etc.,) who is interested in the process of writing, editing or publishing and self-publishing artists’ books, whether in printed form or for digital platforms. We welcome participants who are engaged in, and question this process and we will examine the problems and rewards involved.