Read-Rite Market celebrates the written word

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A daylong celebration of the written word is in store at Oil and Cotton this Saturday, July 20. The free event, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. includes typography-related artwork, a small-press and artisanal book sale, a book swap, a poetry workshop and more.

Here is the full schedule of events, from Oil and Cotton:

10-10:30 a.m.
Coffee, Cigarettes and a Newspaper — Local journalists will choose an article from a variety of newspapers and read aloud as we enjoy coffee from Liz Goulding’s roving coffee shop featuring Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. Liz will provide a coffee recipe book with instructions on how to make a perfect cup of coffee

11-11:30 a.m.
Blackout and cut up poems — Cut and paste found words gleaned from the newspaper, books and other printed media to create poems with The Wild Detectives, a soon to be book store on 8th Street. Poets from Spain and New York will Skype in and present readings as we work

11-11:30 a.m.
Intuitive calligraphy — Artist Andrea Estrada will gaze into your soul and gift you with a word handwritten in her fine script

11:30 a.m.-noon
Flash book with Evan Cleveland – Make a small book super fast

noon-12:30 p.m.
Silent song — Jennifer McNabb from Resolana will share artwork and writing projects made with women incarcerated at the Dallas County jail

noon-1 p.m.
Ex Libris — Artist Kyle Hobratschk will lead you through the making of a bookplate etched into a copper plate on his beautiful press

12:30-1 p.m.
Print proof — Pull a screen printed READ-RITE poster with Ryan and Rachel Rushing

1-1:30 p.m.
Oral Fixation reading

1:30-2 p.m.
Carve Magazine reading

2-2:30 p.m.
Dallas poets community reading

2:30-3 p.m.
Word Space youth reading

3-3:30 p.m.
Book dissection with Candice McKay — Learn the anatomy of a book with book restorer and owner of the Book Doctor. Book cadavers and scalpels will be provided

3-3:30 p.m.
Carve literary services

3:30-4 p.m.
Mad Swirl reading

4-4:30 p.m.
The Writer’s Garret reading

4:30-5 p.m.
Deconstruct and reconstruct – Make a book from the pages of discarded books

5-5:30 p.m.
Robin Myrick/The Town Crier

5-6 p.m. The Wild Detectives are cook and serve a free paella dinner


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