On Saturday May 13 the Bodleian Libraries Bibliographical Press will hold a Print-a-thon celebrating 100 years of the Hogarth Press. The effort is to print all of ‘Paris’, by Hope Mirlees, published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf in 1919. As Duncan Heyes (British Library) notes, this is ‘a radically experimental poem that challenged and developed the Woolfs’ abilities as printers.’
All enthusiasts of any ability, therefore, are welcome to join the effort, taking place in the printing workshop in the Old Schools Quadrangle, Old Bodleian Library, starting at 10:30 am. During the day we will break to hear two lectures in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, from Dr Nicola Wilson (Reading) at 12:00, on ‘The Other Hogarth Press,’ and from Dame Hermione Lee (Oxford) at 3:30, on ‘Virginia the Printer’.
The Print-a-Thon is organized by Dennis Duncan (Bodleian) and Nicola Wilson (Reading), in connection with the University of Reading’s call for works on paper, and conference June 29-July 2, https://woolf2017.com/call-for-printed-works-on-paper-hogarth-press100-exhibition/