In the early nineteenth century, Sequoyah developed an 85-character writing system for the Cherokee language, and its print version was used in the first Native American newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834.
Starting with information on Sequoyah’s work, we will consider page design for bilingual printing.
Basic letterpress printing using a proof press will be presented, and we will be able to print not only in Cherokee and English but also with a select number of western European languages.
Bilingual Printing (with an emphasis on the Cherokee Syllabary)
UVa Education Benefit Eligible*
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017 (10:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Instructor: Frank Brannon
Class Size: 8-10 participants
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Course Fee: $250 VABC members/$300 nonmembers (all fees include materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #030417 (must use nonmember price).
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Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to:
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
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About the Instructor:
Frank Brannon, proprietor of SpeakEasy Press, is currently a Research Fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He received his MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama and has been a book arts instructor with Western Carolina University and Penland School of Crafts. Frank’s limited edition, letterpress monograph on the historical Cherokee Phoenix newspaper of northern Georgia, 1828-1834, is held in special collections libraries in the U.S. and England.