More Conference Events


Wednesday, September 27th

Join us for a special screening of PRESSING ON! THE LETTERPRESS FILM; a double feature with the Barbarian Press Film!

Where: Central Library in downtown St. Louis, 1301 Olive Street, 63103


5:30 Doors open
6:00 - 6:20 Pressing On Introduction
6:20 - 8:00 Pressing On: the Letterpress Film
8:00 - 8:15 Intermission (restroom and merch. break)
8:15 - 8:35 Barbarian Press
Celebration continues at the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall, 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110!

Pre-Conference Workshop with Paul Moxon at The Firecracker Press!

This workshop is a lecture/demo developed for artist/printers to guide them in the proper care and adjustment of Vandercook presses. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge, Korrex and Reprex. Participants need not be mechanically inclined, but should have some familiarity with proof presses, and may handle tools and press parts.

When: 9am-4pm

Where: The Firecracker Press at Old North


Thursday, September 28th

Hospitality at The Firecracker Press at Old North starts at 6pm!

Evening Presentations/Panel Discussion: Letterpress as a Business Panel

When: 7pm

Where: The Firecracker Press at Old North


Friday, September 29th

Evening Presentation: Thinking with Hand-Set Type with Lynda Sherman: True life stories of working with hand set type, its limitations and possibilities, the process and the product.

Keynote address by Bruce Licher of Independent Projects Press

When: 7pm

Where: The Firecracker Press at Old North


Saturday, September 30th

Noteworthy and Notorious Women: tour of the historic--and typography-rich--Bellefontaine Cemetery

This tour will highlight some of the notable women laid to rest at the Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Virginia Minor, who today is noteworthy for her efforts to secure the right to vote for women, was considered so notorious in her day that no clergy could be secured for her funeral. Getty Cori had few job options in her day, so she took a position which labeled her an assistant to her husband at Washington University. She would go on to become the third woman and the first American woman in history to win the Nobel Prize for science. Learn about many other women who left their mark on history and then made their final resting place Bellefontaine Cemetery. The tour will also explore some names associated with St. Louis’s rich history of the printed word. The tour will be by motor coach will several opportunities to disembark from the bus.

When: 1:30 pm

Where: Meet at the Firecracker Press, 2612 N. 14th St, for bus pickup!

Evening Banquet at The Firecracker Press, catered by Westwood Catering

When: 6pm

Where: The Firecracker Press


Sunday, October 1

Print Activism!  Eric Woods, owner of The Firecracker Press, will lead a discussion on the subject of printing for social change. We’ll talk about the traditions of printing and protest movements, the power of the press, and how letterpress studios can play a roll (large or small) in today’s resistance.  Sage Dawson, artist, curator, and educator will talk about her recent project “We Stand” and what pushed her to make protest signs. Others will be welcome to share their own stories. Donuts and coffee will be provided!

When: 9:30-10:30 am

Where: The Firecracker Press at Old North

Printers' Market! 

When: 11-4

Where: The Firecracker Press