Nursery Rhymes and Calligraphy : when poetry meets art

Image Credit: Westcoast Calligraphy Society

Please join us for an exciting afternoon lecture by Judi Saltman on July 26, 5.00-6.00pm at the Lillooet Room (Rm #301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Judi Saltman is Professor at the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies, at the University of British Columbia and Chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program at the University of British Columbia.  Judi teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature and public library services for youth.  Her research areas include Canadian and international literature for children and young adults, publishing and the book trade for children in Canada, illustrated books, and services for children and young adults in public libraries.

In this talk, Judi will present nursery rhymes and the art of calligraphy, when poetry meets art, as part of program that celebrates the month-long exhibition at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre titled, “A Pocketful of Rhymes.”

The Westcoast Calligraphy Society is an enthusiastic group of people with a common bond–a love of all things calligraphic.  Members share their knowledge of design, colour, illustration, bookbinding, paper making and our other talents with everyone interested in the art of letters. Many of its members teach beginning and more advanced calligraphy throughtout the Lower Mainland.  The Society began life in September 1978 as the Society for Italic Handwriting, B. C. Branch. As the Society grew and its members’ interests expanded, the focus broadened to all types of calligraphy and in June 1986, the name was changed to Westcoast Calligraphy Society.

“A Pocketful of Rhymes” has been shown at venues in the Lower Mainland.  Between October 4 to 30, 2011, at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C.  Between January and February 2012, at the Fleetwood Library, 1986 – 84th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.

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