Published August 4, 2020

In this interview by Kristin Adolfson, on August 4 2020, Emily Hancock of St Brigid Press takes us on a tour of her letterpress print shop, shares her latest work, and talks about the ecology of craft. Type, paper, ink, and thread are just a few components in the “ecology of craft” that serves and supports letterpress printing and bookmaking.

Though Emily spends most of her days in the print shop alone, she is deeply aware of the people who make the things that make her work possible, from type founders to needle-makers. Join Emily and Kristin for a virtual tour of St Brigid Press, spotlighting the latest letterpress chapbook with National Book Award winner Arthur Sze, and talking about the ecology of craft.

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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