Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2018! The overall theme of the Annual celebration is Books and Paper in Global Perspective . Keynote guests James Canary from Indiana University and Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá from Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar will present on topics ranging from conservation of ancient Tibetan manuscripts to contemporary uses of Maya hieroglyphic writing.Photo of James Canary courtesy of Latse Library

Jim Canary is the Conservator at the University of Indiana, Bloomington’s Lilly Library. The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. He has expertise on Asian book history, conservation, and preservation, and has worked with ancient Tibetan manuscripts. Canary will participate in Octavofest events in Cleveland in October.

Read about Canary's conservation work in the IDS News article.

Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá is a Tz'utujiil Maya educator, scholars and cultural activist at the Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala City. He is in Cleveland this fall to learn paper and bookmaking at the Morgan Conservatory.

Visit the Octavofest 2018 schedule below often for details of keynote events and updates of all events.

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2018
Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 AM

Portfolio Structures for Artwork and Collections

Jean Buescher Bartlett, Morgan Conservatory

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 7th
11:00 AM

AHA! Book Festival

Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University

Playhouse Square, Keybank State Theatre Lobby, 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 9th
10:00 AM

Narrative Treasure Box

Alicia Bailey

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 16th
10:00 AM

A "Signature" Binding Structure: Nag Hammadi Codex V

Julia Miller

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 23rd
10:00 AM

Art and Text Remix

Ellen Sheffield

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 30th
10:00 AM

Paste Paper: Owning the Mark

Maria Pisano

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 14th
10:00 AM

Natural Dyeing for Book Arts

Radha Pandey

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, July 22nd
10:00 AM

The Gold Goes Everywhere, or Pre-Industrial Tooling

Brien Beidler

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 28th
10:00 AM

Drum Leaf Binding

Kyle Holland

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 31st
12:00 PM

At Print and In Decline: A Crisis for Democracy?

David Folkenflik, NPR

The City Club

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Launch of e-book on Cleveland Journalism

Dave Davis
Joan Mazzolini

Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

When the News was New

John Vacha, Curator

Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 11th
10:00 AM

Quarter Leather Split Board Binding

Rhonda Miller

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 18th
10:00 AM

Books on Brass Boards

Fran Kovac

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 25th
10:00 AM

From Block to Book: Linocut for Artist's Books

Julie Friedman

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, August 31st
12:00 PM

ABC at 10 Years: A Retrospective (Exhibit: August 31 - October 6)

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College
Laura Martin, Art Books Cleveland
Bette Bonder, Cleveland State University

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

12:00 PM - 5:00 AM

Friday, September 7th
5:00 PM

Artists' Reception for ABC at 10 Years Exhibit

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College
Laura Martin, Art Books Cleveland
Bette Bonder, Cleveland State University

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

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 8th
10:00 AM

Cartonnage Icosahedron

Betsy Begue

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday, September 10th
10:00 AM

Using Moveable Books with Children

Glenda Thornton, Cleveland State University

ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd S Independence, OH 44131

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, September 19th
9:30 AM

Intercultural Inquiry and Exchange

Ajpub' Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art
Nadine Grimm, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Woodridge Schools 4411 Quick Road Peninsula, OH 44264

9:30 AM

4:00 PM

The Scribe's Hand: Calligraphy Around the World Workshop

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd. South, Independence, Ohio 44131

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 29th
12:00 PM

The Maya Calendar History

Ajpub Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47 St Cleveland OH 44103

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, October 1st
10:00 AM

Books and Paper in Global Perspective: A Hands-On Exhibit

Special Collections, Cleveland Public Library

Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor Cleveland Public Library - 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland Ohio

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

12:00 PM

Artists' Books Display - Works by CIA Community Members

CIA Library

Cleveland Institute of Art Library

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, October 2nd
10:00 AM

WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members at Cleveland State University

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland State University, 1st floor lobby of Main Classroom building, 1899 East 22nd Street, Cleveland

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 3rd
3:30 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch - 1962 Stokes Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 4th
8:00 AM

Mother Earth: An Exhibit by Art Books Cleveland (October 4 - November 8)

RAchel Morris, Notre Dame College

Clara Fritzsche Library at Notre Dame College 4545 College Rd South Euclid OH 44121

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2:00 PM

Book Binding Demonstration by S.A. Neff, Jr.

S. A. Neff Jr.

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - Lorain Branch - 8216 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Artists' Reception for Mother Earth Exhibit

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College

Clara Fritzsche Library at Notre Dame College 4545 College Rd South Euclid OH 44121

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Bindings of S.A. Neff, Jr.

S. A. Neff Jr.

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, October 5th
12:15 PM

Hanji Harvest: Lunch and Lecture with Artist Aimee Lee

Aimee Lee

Peter B. Lewis Theater, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

7:00 PM

Keynote Event: Conserving Tibetan Book Heritage

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd Cleveland OH 44120

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 6th
10:00 AM

Coffee and Comics

Angela Oster

Rising Star Coffee Roastery (Hildebrant Bldg.) 3617 Walton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:00 AM

A Day of Asian Books, Part 1 - An Octavofest Keynote Event

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Heights Libraries, Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2:00 PM

A Day of Asian Books, Part 2 - An Octavofest Keynote Event

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Heights Libraries, Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 9th
1:00 PM

Non-Western Books at the CMA

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 10th
3:30 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - Rice Branch - 11535 Shaker Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44120

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 11th
3:30 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - South Brooklyn Branch - 4303 Pearl Road Cleveland, OH 44109

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 13th
1:00 PM

Making Mayan Books Hands-On Workshop with Maya Scholar

Ajpub' Garcia, Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Public Library, Sterling Branch, 2200 E. 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:00 PM

Build a Book! Bookbinding for Kids

Fran Kovac

Appletree Books 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 16th
9:30 AM

Librarian Workshop: Making Movable Books Pop into Library Programming

Glenda Thornton, Cleveland State University
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Lakewood Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

3:30 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - Eastman Branch - 11602 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, 44111

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, October 17th
1:00 PM

Non-Western Books at the CMA

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Friday, October 19th
12:00 PM

Calligraphy Around the World, Time TBD

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College of Ohio

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd. South, Independence, Ohio

12:00 PM

6:30 PM

Around the World with Movable Books

Glenda Thornton, Cleveland State University

Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights 44106

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 20th
10:00 AM

Coffee and Comics

Len Peralta

Rising Star Coffee Roastery (Hildebrant Bldg.) 3617 Walton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:00 AM

From Paper to Plastic: Epigraphic Squeezes, Photogrammetry, and 3D Printing

Andrew R. Mancuso, Case Western Reserve University
Charlie Harper, Case Western Reserve University

Kelvin Smith Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24th
3:30 PM

Mini-Book Pin Making

Ellie Strong

Cleveland Public Library - Fleet Branch - 7224 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, 44105

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, October 26th
6:30 PM

A Brief History of Bookbinding

Fran Kovac

Appletree Books 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 1st
12:00 AM

Keynote Event: Lecture, Poetry Reading, Ceremonial Presentation: Time TBD

Ajpub' García, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Gaspar González, Maya novelist and poet
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art
Nadine Grimm, Educational Service Center of NE Ohio

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

12:00 AM

Saturday, November 3rd
11:00 AM

Mini-Book Pin Making at MakerFaire!

Ellie Strong

Main Library, Literature Department, 2nd Floor - 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland Ohio

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 7th
3:45 PM

Calligraphy Around the World

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College of Ohio

Notre Dame College 4545 College Rd South Euclid OH 44121

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 15th
6:30 PM

Keynote Event The Maya Apprentice Project: Books and Paper in Maya Communities Past and Future

Ajpub' Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Morgan Conservatory 1754 E. 47 St. Cleveland OH 44103

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM