Author Aaron Parrett to Present "Maple & Lead: The Making of a Book"
June 18, 2018 (Helena, MT)—University of Providence Professor and local writer, musician, and printer Aaron Parrett will read from his book Maple & Lead on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30PM. In addition to reading from his book, Parrett will discuss the process of setting lead type by hand for books at The Territorial Press in Helena. Parrett won the 2017 Artist's Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council for his work at The Territorial Press.
Parrett is the author of other books on Montana, including Literary Butte, Montana Then and Now and Montana American Music. Come listen to Aaron Parrett read from his work and talk about making a book from scratch during his presentation "Maple & Lead: The Making of a Book" on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 PM. Come see parts of the printing press and examples of the bookmaking process, and possibly hear a fiddle tune or two.