Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rimmerfest - An Evening to Celebrate Jim Rimmer & his Many Contributions (Nov 25)

November 25 - Rimmerfest - An Evening to Celebrate Jim Rimmer and his Many Contributions The Annual Yosef Wosk—Friends of Special Collections—Alcuin Society Lecture

Speakers include: Robert Bringhurst, Dick Kouwenhoven, Charles van Sandwyk and Denise Carson Wilde

Jim Rimmer's career stretches back over fifty years and has made him many friends: printers, type designers, publishers, students, teachers, design firms, type founders, librarians, and book collectors. Rimmer has published several books, the most recent being Leaves from the Pie Tree: Memories from the Composing Room (2006) in which he writes, "My fated collision with printing has been quite plainly one of the greatest blessings in a charmed life". During his career Rimmer has assisted many, has mentored many, has taught many and has been exemplary with his assistance to so many of us. As Will Reuter wrote, "Stay the course, Jim. You're unique".

Robert Bringhurst, author of the classic, Elements of Typographic Style, has written and spoken on poetry, Native studies, literature, the classics… Dick Kouwenhoven is the manager of Hemlock Printers, one of the finest presses in BC. Charles van Sandwyk is an internationally known illustrator. One of his recently illustrated books is The Wind in the Willows (2005). Denise Carson Wilde is an artist, designer and co-owner of Paper-Ya on Granville Island. Note: Jim Rimmer/Pie Tree Press papers are deposited in SFU's Special Collections.

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2006, 7:30 pm
Location: Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre, Room 1900, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street

Refreshments following lecture.

Reservations required: Free Admission – please reserve a seat by calling 604.291.4658 or
emailing library@sfu.ca

For further information contact:
Eric Swanick
Head, Special Collections
Simon Fraser University
604.291.4626 or eswanick@sfu.ca