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The Ties That Bind: A Bookmaking and Writing Workshop

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Total Seats: 10

Date and Time:

March 7, 2020 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Event Location:

Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Rd. , Ithaca, NY, 14850

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The Ties That Bind: A Bookmaking and Writing Workshop

When: March 7th, 9:00am – 4:00pm & March 8th, 9:00am -12:00pm
Location: Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
With: Laura Rowley, bookbinding faculty member, RIT, and Katie Marks, assistant professor of writing, Ithaca College.


In this bookmaking and writing workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the ways they feel bound in their own lives, bodies, or minds, and to consider how to release those things and what they would like to be tied to instead. Through a ritual fusion of bookbinding, writing prompts, art, design, meditation, and movement, we will explore these themes and questions about what we would like to invoke and what we would like to let go of.
Participants are encouraged to bring writing utensils, photos, collage elements, decorative papers, threads, and mementos to incorporate into their work. All other supplies and tools will be provided. This workshop is intended for people 16 and older.
Cost: $175. There are a limited number of scholarships available, based on need and upon request. Please email for more information.
Accommodations: Participants have the option to stay on location at the Grayhaven Motel. Reservations can be made at , please use the discount code “BIND” when completing your booking.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1:
9:00-9:45: Welcome and introductions
10:00-11:00: Reflective writing exercises
11:00-12:00: Bookmaking
12:00-1:00: Lunch break
1:00-1:30: Meditation and movement exercises
2:00-3:30: Bookmaking
3:30-4:00: Cleanup and final check in for the day
Day 2:
9:00-10:00: Bookmaking
10:00-11:00: Meditation/ writing
11:00-12:00: Final wrap up and reflection


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