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Summer events and workshops at the Marriott Library

Even though we’re into the summer season, the J. Willard Marriott Library still has plenty of events and workshops. Here’s a list of some of what’s planned so far including in-person book discussions, Book Arts workshops and an upcoming event for graduate students.

Book Discussion –
“The Fifth Season” by N. K. Jemisin
Wednesday June 8th, 2022, 2:00 PM
Room 1705F, Level 1

Join librarian Allyson Mower for an in-person and virtual discussion of “The Fifth Season” by N. K. Jemisin. This book is the first in the series and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016. “The Fifth Season takes place on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness. Every few centuries, its inhabitants endure what they call a “Fifth Season” of catastrophic climate change.”

Graduate Student Writing Retreat
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Faculty Center, Level 1

Are you a University of Utah graduate student working on a writing project like a thesis, dissertation, research publication/presentation, fellowship application, or assignment? Spend a day with your peers focusing your writing efforts and register for the free Graduate Student Writing Retreat! Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration is limited and required.

The Book Artist as Naturalist (Workshop)
June 17th & 18th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Book Arts Studio, Level 4

For centuries, scientists, naturalists, and artists have preserved the ephemeral beauty of nature by printing directly from forms found in the natural world. This two-day workshop explores the botanical contact-printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials.

Book Discussion –
“The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea” by Axie Oh
Wednesday July 13th, 2022, 2:00 PM
Room 1705F, Level 1

Join librarian Allyson Mower for an in-person and virtual discussion of “The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea” by Axie Oh. “For generations, deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curse them with death and despair. To appease him, each year a maiden is thrown into the sea, in the hopes that one day the ‘true bride’ will be chosen and end the suffering.”

Responsive + Interpretive Narratives
on the Risograph (Workshop)
July 29th & 30th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Book Arts Studio, Level 4

In this workshop, participants experience accelerated collaborations through brief, brainstorming sessions and use of the Risograph as a generative tool for making.

Mokuhanga: Water-based
Woodblock Printing (Workshop)
August 5th & 6th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Book Arts Studio, Level 4

Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a woodblock image with perfect registration through the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printing. This workshop is an introduction to the printing process mokuhanga, which uses water-based pigments (or sumi ink), a kento registration method, and hand printing with a baren.

Book Discussion –
“The Betrayal of Anne Frank” by Rosemary Sullivan
Wednesday August 10th, 2022, 2:00 PM
Room 1705F, Level 1

Join librarian Allyson Mower for an in-person and virtual discussion of “The Betrayal of Anne Frank” by Rosemary Sullivan. “Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an international team-led by an obsessed retired FBI agent-has finally solved the mystery that has haunted generations since World War II: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why?”

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