RIT Press Book Signing and Holiday Event

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Book Signing and Holiday Event

RIT Press is hosting our annual Holiday Open House at the Fireside Lounge. Local authors will be present to sign copies of their books, RIT Press will have cards and books available for sale. Refreshments will be provided.

Authors attending this event:

Greg Tranter will sign "The Buffalo Sports Curse: 120 Years of Pain, Disappointment, Heartbreak and Eternal Optimism." Do you believe in curses? No Buffalo sports team has ever won a universally recognized championship in a major league. Take a deep dive into thirty-two historical Buffalo sports events that kept the “Curse” alive for 120+ years.​ https://www.rit.edu/press/buffalo-sports-curse

Bruce Austin will sign "A Symbiotic Partnership: Marrying Commerce to Education at Gustav Stickley’s 1903 Arts & Crafts Exhibitions." The first book in our new Arts and Crafts Movement Series, "A Symbiotic Partnership" looks at the 1903 Syracuse Arts and Crafts Exhibition and what followed — including the journey of a unique corner cabinet. https://www.rit.edu/press/symbiotic-partnership

(12–1pm) Juilee Decker and (11:30am–1pm) Hinda Mandell will sign "Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism." The essays and artwork featured in this exhibition catalogue are framed within the context of American democracy and disclose how we, as individuals and as a culture, “craft democracy” and ultimately question what democracy means today. https://www.rit.edu/press/crafting-democracy

(1–2pm and 3–4pm) Josh Owen will sign "Lenses for Design." Project by project, Owen illustrates and decodes his philosophy and approach to design invention and problem solving. https://www.rit.edu/press/lenses-design

Pat Scanlon will sign "Casting and Mending: How Therapeutic Fly Fishing Heals Shattered Minds and Bodies." “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau

That notion, that fishing is about more than catching fish—that it offers tranquility, reflection, and recovery—is at the heart of scores of programs across the United States that use fly fishing to promote physical and emotional healing. "Casting and Mending" tells the story of several of these programs, including the voices of breast cancer patients, veterans, and recovering addicts as they reflect on the often life-changing and life-affirming experience of fly fishing. https://www.rit.edu/press/casting-and-mending

(3:30–4:30pm) Tamar Carroll will sign "'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' New York City: 1980–2000." This book showcases the work of 37 independent photojournalists who documented ordinary New Yorkers as they rallied, marched and demonstrated in response to social issues including race relations, police brutality, housing and gentrification, labor, education, the environment, war, LGBTQ rights, HIV/AIDS, feminism, reproductive rights, and art and censorship. https://www.rit.edu/press/whose-streets-our-streets

Tamar Carroll was also a contributing writer for "Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster," an award-winning publication showing nearly 200 examples of AIDS education posters. The posters, spanning the years from 1982 to the present, show how social, religious, civic, and public health agencies have addressed the controversial, often contested terrain of the HIV/AIDS pandemic within the public realm. https://www.rit.edu/press/against-wall

(12–2pm) Denis Defibaugh will sign "North by Nuuk: Greenland After Rockwell Kent." Defibaugh’s revealing documentary photographs made during 2016–17 introduce a changing country and its cultural continuity in response to Rockwell Kent’s 1930s historic writings and hand-tinted lantern slide images made during his residence in Greenland. The innovative documentary project, supported by a National Science Foundation award, weaves Defibaugh’s stunning photographs through past and present daily life while linking Greenlanders with their pristine and revered landscape. https://www.rit.edu/press/north-by-nuuk

Laura Heise
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When and Where
November 16, 2022
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Room/Location: Fireside Lounge

Open to the Public

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