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Posted June 5, 2012

Lecture Series

Publisher Speaks About New Publics

Guelph - Musagetes and CAFKA (the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) have announced that Matthew Stadler will be speaking as part of the Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series.

Stadler will introduce us to Publication Studio (created with co-founder Patricia No), a print-on-demand publisher that serves as a space for publication in its fullest sense. He proposes that publishing doesn’t simply produce books, but also produces new publics through the shared experience of reading. Central to the studio’s philosophy is the creation of a digital commons, where anyone can read and annotate books for free; the dialogue formed by reading is carried into unique social events, such as dinners, symposia and puppet shows. This breathes life into the written word on paper, online and through discussion.

Stadler is a writer and editor from Portland, Oregon, and formerly the editor of Nest magazine and co-founder of Clear Cut Press.To find out more about Publication Studio, visit

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 7:00 PM, there will be a shuttle departing at 6:00 PM from the Duke Street entrance at Kitchener City Hall to the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan Street Guelph, the evening of the lecture.

Tickets are $5 for CAFKA members, and $10 for non-members. Reserve your seat by registering here or contacting 519 744 5123.

CAFKA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Kitchener, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council in helping to make this lecture series possible.

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