Schedule

2017 Pen Show Schedule 

 

Thursday October 5th

9:00–5:00 PM

Michael Sull &
Marie Hornback
Michael Sull
Michael Sull

Marie Hornback
Marie Hornback


American Cursive Instructor Certification Program (ACICP)


This 2 day certification program will equip and prepare you to teach the American Cursive Handwriting Curriculum written by Michael and Debra Sull. The American Cursive Instructor Certification Program (ACICP) will be facilitated by Michael Sull and Marie Hornback.

As America’s foremost living Spencerian penman, author of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship and Learning to Write Spencerian Script, and publisher of numerous educational materials on vintage American handwriting, Michael Sull is recognized internationally as a leader in handwriting instruction.



Mrs. Hornback has studied Spencerian writing and American Cursive Handwriting under Mr. Sull’s tutelage. She has spent the last two years teaching American Cursive Handwriting to grades 3-9 at a public classical school in addition to private students.

Friday October 6th

9:00–5:00 PM

Michael Sull &
Marie Hornback
Michael Sull
Michael Sull

Marie Hornback
Marie Hornback


American Cursive Instructor Certification Program (ACICP)


This 2 day certification program will equip and prepare you to teach the American Cursive Handwriting Curriculum written by Michael and Debra Sull. The American Cursive Instructor Certification Program (ACICP) will be facilitated by Michael Sull and Marie Hornback.

As America’s foremost living Spencerian penman, author of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship and Learning to Write Spencerian Script, and publisher of numerous educational materials on vintage American handwriting, Michael Sull is recognized internationally as a leader in handwriting instruction.



Mrs. Hornback has studied Spencerian writing and American Cursive Handwriting under Mr. Sull’s tutelage. She has spent the last two years teaching American Cursive Handwriting to grades 3-9 at a public classical school in addition to private students.
Noon–6:00 PM

Public Show


Noon - 3:00 PM


Nikola Pang


“Nik


Copperplate Calligraphy‎


Come learn the beautiful calligraphic style of copperplate script! Copperplate calligraphy, also known as roundhand, engrosser's, and engraver's script is considered by most to be the mother of all pointed pen hands. It still stands as one of the most recognizable and high demand design elements in pointed pen calligraphic works. In this course we will go over a concise version of its history and learn to use dip pens in order to form the basic strokes of its construction. This course is geared towards beginners but those with more experience may attend it as a refresher course (plus it's always nice to have experienced attendees help beginners).

The class is $25 and There is a small materials fee of $20 for holders, nibs, handouts, and papers though attendees are welcome to bring their own supplies. I also encourage attendees to bring a ball pen, pencil, and ruler with them.

To register, email the instructor directly at Nik@entropy.ink To ensure participants get personalized attention, class size is limited. Signing up beforehand is recommend but not required.


“CopperPlate1” “CopperPlate2”
3:00 - 4:30 PM


Ruth Feiertag


“Ruth


Letters, Epistles, Missives, and Notes: Addressing the Content of Correspondence‎


Stationery? Check. Envelopes, possibly hand-decorated? Check. Nice pen? Also check. Stamps, return address labels, address book? Check, check, check.

Now what?

Come talk about how to start writing letters again or how to improve the content and style of our epistles. In this 90 minute workshop we’ll discuss audience considerations — e.g., the difference between writing to one’s congressperson, a new pen-pal, and one’s close friends — and assorted genres of letters: the dreaded thank-you note, the difficult condolence letter, the response to a letter received. We’ll read some famous letters, write some notes together, and, if there’s time, write a few messages on our own, and maybe even exchange addresses.


Please pre-register at wardemote@comcast.net to receive a letter-writing packet at the workshop (type “CPS Letters” in the subject line of the message). Let me know if you have any questions you’d like to discuss.

Workshop is Free & Limited to 10 participants
Pen Show Bio

Ruth Feiertag is an editor and independent scholar, owner of PenKnife Writing and Editorial Services, Senior Editor at Regal House Publishing (https://regalhousepublishing.com), and co-editor of Speak and Speak Again (Pact Press, 2017). She has worked as an editor, proofreader, and tutor for over thirty years and writes literary criticism on Medieval and Renaissance English literature. All her undergraduate essays were written with a fountain pen.
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Amanda McKay

Amanda

Kick A$$ Snail Mail class!



Are you ready to step up your snail mail game??

Gone are the days of just slapping a forever stamp & an address on an envelope and sending a letter on its way!
Come learn how to dress up your mail with some fun hand lettering, vintage postage, washi tape, wax seals, and more!
Fee:
Class + kit: $10

Kits will include some envelopes, washi tape, and vintage postage!

Amanda is not a professional anything, but is unofficially many things: a painter, a writer, a doodler, a hand-letterer, a vintage postage
collector and user, a penpal, and a lifelong snail mail enthusiast.
7:00-9:00PM

FPD

Meet and Greet Get Together

MC'ed by Fountain Pen Day, Sponsored by Kenro Industries!
Come meet the Exhibitors, Staff and other enthusiasts.

Saturday October 7th

8:00–09:00 AM Setup – Exhibitors Only
8:30-12:30

Michael Sull
Michael Sull

Hands on Spencerian Penmanship Workshop with Michael Sull

Come join Michael Sull and learn the basics of Spencerian Penmanship! In this hands on workshop, Michael will provide you the tools, history and personal instruction to help you begin your own journey with Spencerian penmanship.

Workshop topics include:
- The History of P. R. Spencer and American Ornamental Penmanship
- Preparing your workspace, your tools and yourself
- Proper writing posture and body mechanics
- Practice drills
- Motion of the forearm, wrist and fingers
- How to create proper letter forms
- Turning letters into words


Class Fees:
$65 (includes: workshop, handouts, ink, pen point and a plastic oblique penholder)

or upgrade!

$100 (includes: workshop, handouts, ink, pen point and a handmade wooden oblique penholder)

Pre-Registration is required

To register, contact Michael directly at Michael@Spencerian.com or (913) 219-1819.
Class size is limited to 20 participants so sign up early!
09:00–5:00 PM

Public Show - Check back soon! More Workshops to be announced!

1:00-2:30PM


Ruth Feiertag


“Ruth

Diaries and Journals: Personal History and Everyday Adventures


“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
— Oscar Wilde

Why keep a journal or a record of one’s life? Why do it with a pen when there are so many great apps available?
Come to a writing-intensive workshop in which we’ll read excerpts from other people’s diaries and write entries in various styles to get started on a personal conversation that can be inspiring, beneficial, and possibly a legacy for the future.

Please pre-register at wardemote@comcast.net to receive a practice journal at the workshop (type “CPS Diary” in the subject line of the message). Please let me know if you have any questions and whether you are an experienced diarist, an occasional journal writer, or thinking about taking up the practice for the first time.

Workshop is Free & Limited to 10 participants
Pen Show Bio

Ruth Feiertag is an editor and independent scholar, owner of PenKnife Writing and Editorial Services, Senior Editor at Regal House Publishing (https://regalhousepublishing.com), and co-editor of Speak and Speak Again (Pact Press, 2017). She has worked as an editor, proofreader, and tutor for over thirty years and writes literary criticism on Medieval and Renaissance English literature. All her undergraduate essays were written with a fountain pen.

Pen Show Bio

Ruth Feiertag is an editor and independent scholar, owner of PenKnife Writing and Editorial Services, Senior Editor at Regal House Publishing (https://regalhousepublishing.com), and co-editor of Speak and Speak Again (Pact Press, 2017). She has worked as an editor, proofreader, and tutor for over thirty years and writes literary criticism on Medieval and Renaissance English literature. All her undergraduate essays were written with a fountain pen.

2:30-3:30PM
Sam Fiorella
“Sam

Think Ink!


Think Ink is a simple interactive event to help you learn about fountain pen inks and to help you keep your fountain pens writing flawlessly. We'll discuss ink history, what your ink is made of, ink flow and just about everything else that pertains to fountain pen ink.
Think of it as a good dose of common sense about the liquid that you
run through your fountain pens.

We will not be discussing any specific ink makers, nor will there be discussion about your favorite ink color.

The presentation runs about 45 minutes and there will be time at the end for Q&A.

Fee:FREE!

Sam Fiorella is co-owner of Pendemonium and has been using fountain pens for over 50 years. Prior to founding Pendemonium, she spent 15 years selling fine pens and stationery in the Washington D.C. area.
Sam is a member and past president of the Pen Collectors of America and was the Reference Librarian for the Society of Inkwell Collectors for many years. For the curious, her first pen was a Sheaffer cartridge filler received as a gift in 1960!
3:30-5:00PM
Renee Jorgensen

Renee

Sketching with a Fountain Pen!


Join Renee for this fun hands-on workshop and learn how a fountain pen works effectively as a drawing tool. Do you doodle with your pens? Would you like to try your hand at sketching and drawing? We will explore and learn how to use a single nib to draw different line widths, how to build texture with dots, dashes and cross hatches. Learn sketching basics and more with a single pen!

Any fountain pen will do! It doesn’t matter if it is one of your old favorites or you just picked it up at the show, let Renee Jorgensen help you discover the joy of drawing with a writing point. Don’t own a fountain pen? There are plenty to choose from at the show, remember, any pen will do!

Fee: $15.00 per person

The fee will cover drawing paper and handouts

To register, contact Renee directly
reneeljor@gmail.com
Studio: 303-246-2233
www.ReneeJorgensenArtist.com

As an artist and illustrator, Renee’s, background includes degrees in commercial art and graphic design, along with a certification in botanical illustration. She is certified as an American Cursive Handwriting instructor, and currently teaches illustration, modern illumination and calligraphy for the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at the School for Botanical Art & Illustration, at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
6:00-8:00PM
Amanda McKay

Renee

Letter Writing Social!



It's exactly as it sounds! A gathering dedicated to keeping the art of letter writing alive - just add friends!

Show up with your address book, some postage, and your favorite letter writing instruments!

2 hour social, drop in when you can!

Cost: free!
Stationery, stamps + ink pads, stickers + postcards will be provided!

Let's hang out and send some mail!

Amanda is not a professional anything, but is unofficially many things: a painter, a writer, a doodler, a hand-letterer, a vintage postage collector and user, a penpal, and a lifelong snail mail enthusiast.
As a Colorado native, she can't imagine why anyone would willingly live anywhere else!

Likes: coffee (black), craft beer, Seinfeld, vintage stationery and typewriters, October, love letters, swearing, and singing along to the radio always.

Dislikes: mornings, dress codes, grouchy postal workers, the Allman Brothers, and pecans (even when they have been sacrificed for pie).

You can find her online pretty much any time of day!

Sunday October 8th

8:00–10:00 AM Setup – Exhibitors Only
10:00-4:00 PM

Public Show - Check back soon! More Workshops to be announced!

10:00-1:00 PM


Nikola Pang


“Nik


Italic Script‎


Join me in learning the beautiful, classical, forms of Italic script! Cancelleresca, or Chancery hand, came about from a marriage of humanist and Roman forms and really hit its stride during the period we know as the Italian Renaissance. These scripts were so popular in their multitude of variations that they quickly became adopted by both the church and became adopted throughout the old world as a standard. This widespread use lead the slanted, broad pen, script to such renown that, even today, we still call many small broad nibs "italic". Classically beautiful, flowing, very nearly ideal in readability and highly refined through the ages it's no wonder that Italic is still considered by a large number of calligraphers and typographers to be a "perfect script".

In this course we will focus on the history, forms, and execution of creating classic (and perhaps a few contemporary) Italic hands.

The course will cost $25 and there is a small, optional, materials fee of $20 for holders, nibs, ink, handouts, and other materials though attendees are invited to bring their own supplies if desired. I encourage attendees to bring a ruler, pencil, and ball point with them.

To register, email the instructor directly at Nik@entropy.ink To ensure participants get personalized attention, class size is limited. Signing up beforehand is recommend but not required.

“Script1” “Script2”
1:00-2:30PM
Jeff Becker


“Bianca"

Create a Pocket Journal


Learn the longstitch / linkstitch sewing technique and make your very own pocket sized leather travel journal with wrap-around cover in this 90 min workshop. You will also learn about materials and technique basics for other non-adhesive bindings.

Fee: $35 All supplies included.

Contact: boneheadned@aim.com
2:30 - 3:30 PM

Michael Sull
Michael Sull

Your signature is YOU! Master Michael Sull

In this hands on workshop, Master Penman Michael Sull will share effective techniques to enhance, refine, and improve your own written identity on paper! More than simply your name on paper, your signature is a representation of who you are and the pride you have in your name.

Everyone's personal imprint is a statement- learn how to make yours distinct, impressive, or creative! Join us for this interesting and most useful program!


This is a Free Class!

No registration needed!