The Night Writer Society presents: Bookmaking with Eli and Rhiannon

(Ticketed Event)

Mar 15,2013, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ 826 Valencia
We’re excited to announce the next event in The Night Writer Society series: a seminar on bookmaking, featuring book experts Eli Horowitz and Rhiannon Alpers. Join us on March 15, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for an evening of what goes into designing a book, how extraordinary books are made, and how to craft inspiring books. The event will end with a Q and A, when you’ll have the opportunity to pick these book experts’ brains. Of course, all proceeds benefit 826 Valencia. Buy your tickets here! If you’re a volunteer, there’s a special volunteer discount. Find the discount code in your volunteer newsletter. More about the guests:


Eli Horowitz was the managing editor and then publisher of McSweeney’s for eight years, working closely with authors including Nick Hornby, Michael Chabon, Joyce Carol Oates, William Vollmann, and Stephen King. He is the coauthor of The Clock Without a Face, a treasure-hunt mystery, and Everything You Know Is Pong, an illustrated cultural history of ping pong, and his design work has been honored by I.D., Print, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Before McSweeney’s, he was employed as a carpenter and wrote science trivia questions tenuously linked to popular films. He was born in Virginia and now lives in San Francisco, working as the Horowitz in Ying Horowitz & Quinn.


Rhiannon Alpers is a papermaker, letterpress printer, and book artist. She has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. She has taught workshops and college courses at San Francisco Center for the Book, Academy of Art University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and many more. Rhiannon currently works at the Studio Manager for the Bindery and Letterpress, and is the Production Coordinator for the Imprint Publications for San Francisco Center for the Book. She has apprenticed/interned at Turkey Press in Santa Barbara, Larksparrow Press in Evanston, and worked as a production bookbinder for the Paper Source Bindery in Chicago.