Calendar: Type In with EXILE Books: Mitch Kaplan

Event Description

EXILE Books presents a new project at PAMM in conjunction with from the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM's Collection—an exhibition featuring work acquired by the museum from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. EXILE Books has installed three vintage typewriters near the entrance of the exhibition, and has invited local artists, writers, poets, and the general public to create "typings" inspired by the works on view. A selection of these creations will be included in a forthcoming publication by EXILE Books.

The fourth evening of the series features artist Mitch Kaplan, who will activate the typewriters on March 1, 2018. The final activation will take place on April 5 with artist Jeff Sanford.

Mitch Kaplan, a Miami Beach native, founded Books & Books in 1982. He is the former President of the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and also served on the Board of ABFFE, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. In 2011, Mitchell received the National Book Foundation's prestigious "Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community". The Literarian Award is presented to an individual for outstanding service to the American literary community, whose life and work exemplify the goals of the National Book Foundation to expand the audience for literature and to enhance the cultural value of literature in America. He is also a co-founder of The Miami Book Fair, an annual gathering of over 500 authors and publishers, taking over the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College each November.​