Our featured guest is renowned book artist Emily Martin, who will make a variety of presentations on several topics, including her recently completed Pantone Postcard Project. Martin earned a MFA degree in painting from the University of Iowa, having previously earned a BFA and MA in drawing and painting, respectively. She will participate in Octavofest events from October 25 - 28, and her books will be on exhibit at the Shaker Heights Public Library throughout October.

Other presenters include Ben Sapp, Mazza Museum Director, who will discuss the museum's collection of international artwork and children's literature and Keith Allen, designer, illustrator, and paper engineer from Cleveland with more than 10 years professional experience in product design at American Greetings, who will highlight his craftsmanship and entrepreneurial skills with the publication of his most recent pop-up book, What a Mess: A Pop-up Misadventure Book.


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Wednesday, October 18th
7:00 PM

Making a Mess with Paper

Keith Allen

Heights Library - 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Thursday, October 26th
1:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: Community and the Book Arts

Emily Martin

The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, October 27th
10:00 AM

Keynote Presentation: Balancing the Books: Art and Business

Emily Martin, Naughty Dog Press

Notre Dame College 4545 College Road South Euclid, Ohio 44121

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

12:15 PM

Inner Muse Book Artist Luncheon, Program, and Exhibit

Nadine Grimm, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Tuesday, October 31st
6:00 PM

The Importance and History of Children's Literature

Ben Sapp

Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 1st
12:00 PM

Ben Sapp Keynote - Literacy Cooperative Annual Conference

Ben Sapp, Mazza Museum University of Findlay

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM