ROAAr Book Club Presents | Pulling Prints with George Walker

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 16:00to17:00
McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library Building 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
George Walker in the print shop at Gaspereau Press
Image by Michelle Walker.
George Walker pulling the print lever on the McGill Columbian Press in the Howard Iron Works studio

Virtual Event Description

Join ROAAr and special guest artist and print-maker George Walker for a conversation and printing demonstration in McGill’s Book Arts Lab. Hear about wood type, wood engraving, and McGill’s 200-year-old Columbian printing press at this meeting of the ROAAr Book Club. Note, this will be a virtual event.


About the Speaker:
George Walker Walker trained as a letterpress printer throughout highschool and college. With degrees from OCAD, Brock University, Ryerson and York, he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts for his achievements in Canadian book arts in 2002. He is currently an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where he has been a member of the faculty teaching book-related arts since 1985. He is the graphic novel acquisitions editor for The Porcupine's Quill, an independent Canadian publishing company, and a creative director at Firefly Books. Walker is a member of the Loving Society of Letterpress Printers and the Binders of Infinite Love and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. In 1985, he founded Columbus Street Press with his wife, Michelle, with whom he has two children. Bio From Wikipedia.


About ROAAr Book Club:

Engage with new ideas every month with ROAAr’s Book Club. Join staff and guests to exchange ideas inspired by the treasures in the collections. Our collections are rich and varied, which means that the topics will vary from month to month - join us as we talk books, artworks, printing techniques, and more.

All are welcome.

This event is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

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