October 2011 Luncheon Meeting

  • 10/14/2011
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Steve Woodall

“From Cab Fair to Art Fair: The startling journey of Caxtonian Steve Woodall”

After 23 years as a cab driver in San Francisco, Steve Woodall went on (in 1996) to help create the San Francisco Center for the Book and, as its Director, saw to it that the Center became a national-level institution in 12 short years. In 2008 he came to Chicago to assume directorship of Columbia College's  Center for the Book and Paper Arts. Hear about Steve's circuitous career path; how his love for the book began; the recent changes at the Columbia College Center regarding exhibitions, research, and the MFA and residency programs; what future is in store for the Center in this digital age; Steve's take on the future of books (all kinds) and his comparison of artist's books as an art form, to say painting and photography.

Steve has brought his special talents for building alliances and his deep passion for the book to Chicago. We all benefit.

Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on
six) opens at 11:30 am.  Program (in a different room, to be announced) from 12:30-1:30


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710