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Give manuscripts a medieval touch

Medieval illumination art gave color to old books.
Medieval illumination art gave color to old books.
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Learn to infuse your modern-day manuscripts with a touch of medieval illumination.

Join the Book Arts program at the J. Willard Marriott Library for a three-hour workshop in illumination on Friday at the Salt Lake City Library from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book artist Louona Tanner will offer instruction in basic methods of illumination.

Participants will create three small projects utilizing these methods and observe additional demonstrations in the use of gold leaf. Advanced registration, along with a $50 refundable deposit, is required. Preregistration is encouraged by Oct. 22. For more information, call 585-9191, or go to for a complete listing of Book Arts Program events.

The 10th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival events include panels, readings and book signings with authors such as William Kittredge, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Jane Hamilton, Janette Turner Hospital, Annick Smith and Eboo Patel.

There will be letterpress printing, rare-book appraisals, hands-on activities for children, as well as a "Define-a-Thon," and a presentation on The Saint John's Bible Project, the first illuminated and hand-lettered Bible created in 500 years. The festival will be held Oct. 22—28 at the Salt Lake City Main Library and is free to the public. For more information visit