Each year, BABA brings together speakers addressing a wide array of topics related to book arts to help illustrate the breadth and diversity of the form; ranging from book artists, poets, printmakers, conservators, teachers, painters, medievalists, and beyond. This year, we are working on bringing these presentations into the digital realm for your enjoyment in the comfort of your own home.

Talks will go on our website in early October as they are received, and on Sunday, October 18th, 2020, they will be live-streamed followed by time for Q&A with our speakers and panelists. Please see below for the schedule for the day, and we look forward to having you join us!

Tag our event on Social Media: #BABAJam2020

Pre-recorded talks: Available throughout the month of October, see links below

Live sessions were: Sunday, October 18th, 2020


11:15 AM – 12 PM
SPEAKER | Lorna Corbetta, Art Librarian

Lives of Artists’ Books: Meaning, Materiality, and Discovery
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
ARTIST TALK | Jamila Rufaro, Mixed Media Assemblage and Book Artist

In the Kitchen with Jamila Cooking Up Some Prints
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
SPEAKER | Ben Albritton, Rare Books Curator

A Virtual Showcase of Rare Books and Special Collections Materials
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
PANEL | “Book Club for Book Artists”

Featuring BABA members Insiya Dhatt, Karen Rush, and Astrid J. Smith, with special guests Bridget Whearty and Patience Young

This virtual event was made possible by BABA members volunteering their time. Please consider making a donation if you have enjoyed our program. Thank you!

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