Read more about Cathey’s letterpress-printed bookmarks here. I had the pleasure of meeting Cathey at the University of the West of England, Bristol, a few weeks ago when she had just finished printing them. She told me it was her first experience of two-colour printing.
Two young Iraqi mums with primary-school children were among those who made bookmarks at an afternoon workshop in Exeter (UK) library on Friday. As well as reaffirming our belief in the value of literature, we had a lot of fun with rubber stamps, felt-tips and glue!
You may have arrived here because you’ve found a bookmark with the words “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here”. Welcome to the informal community of writers and artists that is the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Wherever you are, in your home, in your reading group, in your local cultural centre, library or book-store, wherever literature and ideas are valued, Al-Mutanabbi Street starts there.
To find out what the bookmark project is about, have a look at the “About” page. To see other bookmarks, click on “Bookmarks” and browse the various artists’ creations. If you’d like to make and contribute some bookmarks yourself, the “Guidelines” page is the place to start.
Finally, here are some useful links to the other branches of this project: broadsides, artists’ books, printmakers, music, readings and exhibitions.