Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.
Below are this year's Octavofest events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:
- WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members
October 13, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Classroom, 1st floor lobby
Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects.
- Easy Book Structures
October 18, 2016, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, RT 503
Books can take many forms, from the very simple to the very complex. In this workshop led by Bette Bonder from Art Books Cleveland, you'll make two simple book forms: accordion and blizzard books. Each is easy and quick, but both can be decorated or modified for many uses.
Cost to Attend: $25 (Free for CSU Students!)
Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis to register.
- A Book Museum for the Modern World Lecture with Rickey Tax
October 20, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3 pm
Michael Schwartz Library RT 503
Mr. Rickey Tax is the featured guest of Octavofest 2016. He is the Head Librarian and Acting Director of the Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book. The Meermanno, in The Hague, The Netherlands, established in 1848, is the oldest book museum in the world.
Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis to register for this free lecture.
- Shakespeare in Cleveland Exhibit
September 30 - November 4, 2016
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor
This year's Octavofest theme is "100," and the Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the CSU English Department presents the "Shakespeare in Cleveland" exhibit to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare. The exhibit includes images from Cleveland Memory, a scale model of the Globe Theater, and more.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library Hours.
This year’s program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.