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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
International Calligraphy Conferences:
2022 - Write on the Edge, the 40th International Calligraphy Conference, has been CANCELED DUE TO COVID.
2023 - “Make Your Mark,” the 41st International Calligraphy Conference
Location: Leesburg? Virginia
Coordinator: Ann Bailey
2024 - Chicago, IL with Lisa Kivland & Kathy Mandell
2025 - Alabama/Tennessee area with Dana Jacobsen
2026 - Puerto Rico with Nereidin Feliciano
Pointed Pen Calligraphy Conferences:
2022: IAMPETH Annual Conference: July 11-16 in Atlanta
Workshops and classes:
Washington Calligraphers Guild workshops are held on weekends in the spring and fall.
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area.
John Neal's list of national calligraphy workshops and events
Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats are week-long calligraphy workshops in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.
New York City Society of Scribes workshops
Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society workshops
Southern California's Society for Calligraphy workshops
Chicago Calligraphy Collection workshops
Paper & Ink Arts
Ships art supplies, fine papers, books and gift items to amateur and professional lettering artists around the globe.
John Neal Books
In addition to his enormous selection of calligraphy books, John Neal supplies calligraphers with tools and fine papers. Publishes Letter Arts Review magazine and Bound & Lettered, with practical information on bookbinding and papercraft.
GUILDS AND SOCIETIES
IAMPETH: The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers
& Teachers of Handwriting (specializing in pointed pen scripts)
Calligraphy Guilds and Societies in the U.S. and Canada
(compiled in 2020/21 by Tammi Jo Klajnbart of Summit Scribes)
The Association for the Calligraphic Arts has been suspended.
Logo below by Julian Waters.
Videos worth viewing
Tour of the White House Calligraphy Office presented by C-Span (2008)
featuring WCG members Pat Blair, Debra Brown and Rick Muffler
British Library video clips and text on how medieval manuscripts were created
Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century by Jake Weidmann presented at TEDxMileHigh
Turning Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ into a work of art -- PBS NewsHour presentation
PBS Newshour report Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America?
PDF shows 10 different calligraphy hands using both broad-edged and pointed pens.
Renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson was commissioned to letter and illuminate The Saint John's Bible in 1998.
The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in US museums and libraries.
Digital images from The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Aberdeen Bestiary: the story behind a medieval manuscript
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin offers images of its collection of Western, Islamic and East Asian manuscripts.
Websites devoted to manuscripts
Clare Tames' blog, "A Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy" with history of the craft
How to Write Calligraphy
BFH Fluent Handwriting Manual and CD-ROM Fix It ... Write to correct, improve or change one's handwriting. Both by WCG's Nan Jay Barchowsky
Ink and Quill: Learn About Calligraphy
CalligraScape blog offers free how-to videos of numerous calligraphic styles.
Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow
August 5-8, 2021 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, VA
with demonstrations by professional calligraphers
Amsterdam Printing's The Benefits of Handwriting resource delves into the benefits of students learning how to write cursive. The guide includes cursive's positive influence on fine motor control, recall, self-evaluation, sequence and word connection, and later educational achievements. And it also covers the fact that the practice can lead to more legible writing which can positively affect test scores that require hand-written portions.
Art: Pat Blair