On Monday October 1, 2012, The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (14 Elm Street) will host the Alcuin Society and winners of its 2011 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. Winning entries for the 2011 competition will be on display in the LAMPS Room of the Club from 5:00 PM onwards. Dinner begins at 6.30pm
The evening will also honour Stan Bevington, C. M, D.F.A., recent winner of the Robert R. Reid medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Book Arts in Canada.
John Maxwell, Assistant Professor and Master of the Publishing Program, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University will speak on The Coach House Press as a Digital Pioneer. John has, since the early 1990s, been studying the history and impact of digital technologies on the cultural sector (and particularly books and magazines).
Bevington founded The Coach House Press in 1965. Thanks to his leadership it evolved into one of the most innovative small publishing firms in Canada, if not the world.
Cost: $23.75 per person payable at the door. For reservations phone the Arts & Letters Club at 416-597-0223 Ext 2