Authors@Acadia present Andrew Steeves


Andrew Steeves reading from/talking about Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing & Typography

Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm
KC Irving Centre Auditorium

Andrew Steeves is a writer, typographer and literary publisher, and one of the co-founders of Gaspereau Press. He has won 42 citations for excellence in Canadian book design from the Alcuin Society, and his firm has three times been voted best ‘small press’ by the Canadian Booksellers’ Association.

“Why do we accept shoddy books? This is the question at the heart of Smoke Proofs, a collection of six essays and one interview which takes a frank look at the state of the art of literary publishing, printing and book design in Canada. Whether he’s discussing ebooks, the de-professionalization of typography, the design of poetry books, the fetish for colour pictures on book covers, or our complicated relationship with the notion of ‘beauty’, Steeves continually points the reader back to his or her own responsibility for the preservation and use of that amazing, wily and robust cultural tool–the book.”

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