Melbourne Rare Book Week (MRBW) has begun again for another year!
Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions.
In 2017, over 60 free events will be held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
I am official urban sketcher for MRBW and will be attending as many events as possible over the next week, sketching at the talks. I hope to capture the essence of the people, the place and the events on the page. The talks go for 45 minutes to 2 hours.
Here is a link to my sketches on my blog from 2016. Melbourne Rare Book Week
Last year I blogged every evening about that days events.
This year I am scanning my sketches and
- instagraming at the end of the day alissaduke1
- all sketches are posted on the MRBW facebookpage www.facebook.com/RareBookWeek/
You can follow me there.
Here are some sketches from the last three days.
DAY 1 FRIDAY 30 JUNE
DAY 2 SATURDAY 1 JULY
DAY 3 SUNDAY 2 JULY
All events have been incredibly interesting and the speakers have shared their passion and knowledge of their specialised field of knowledge. I am looking forward to the rest of the week !