Self-Publishing Workshop: Layout and Design 

Antenna is excited to partner with the New Orleans Public Library to offer a free workshop this weekend.

Self-Publishing Workshop: Layout and Design 

 July 15 at 2 p.m.

Nora Navra Library, 1902 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Want to publish your own book? Learn the how-to’s of book design. This workshop will cover page design, text and image sequence, book layout, and cover design.  

Topics will include:  

  • The history of book design, starting from the first published books in 1450 a.d.   
  • Page design, including margin size, paragraph shape, typography, and fonts.  
  • Text and image sequencing and preparation for book layout. 
  • Free, online programs that can be used to make a book layout. 
  • Cover design. 

Jessica Peterson, the Coordinator for Antenna Press at Paper Machine, will conduct this workshop. Paper Machine is Antenna’s printshop and book bindery in the Lower Ninth Ward and is committed to making the book arts and publishing accessible to the Gulf South’s cultural contributors and cultural bearers, providing tools for printing and bookbinding, and opportunities for self-publishing and community partnerships.