Julie Chen fans – welcome!

I was looking at my blog stats this morning and noticed that a large number of people were doing searches on Julie Chen of Flying Fish Press.

I finally figured out that last night, folks had watched Craft in America, a documentary on PBS on which Chen was featured. Since she’s super-fabulous, of course people are interested in finding out more about her work.

I was lucky enough to take a class with Chen in the summer of 2008. If you ever have the chance to take a workshop with her, you have to do it – it’s so worth it.

Here are the posts documenting my class with Chen:

These are other posts I’ve written that talk about Chen’s work:

Another great resource for learning more about Julie Chen is the Book Artists and Poets Podcast. Steve Miller, professor and program coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama, acts as host of a number of interviews with book artists and poets from all walks of life. Chen was interviewed in January 2006 and you can listen to her interview to hear about her work firsthand.

If after reading all of the posts you can’t tell that I think that Chen is a rock star, then I need to try harder. 🙂

4 Responses to “Julie Chen fans – welcome!”

By Stitchworks-jackie - 9 October 2009 Reply

Thanks for an interesting post. I’ve read some of the links before, but nice to be reminded.

By elissa - 14 October 2009 Reply

Jackie –

Obviously, methinks that Julie Chen is just too cool for school.


By Don Wlsoni - 20 April 2010 Reply

I really appreciated your comments and description of the workshop. I am registered to take a workshop from Julie Chen this summer. I am really looking forward to it.

By Elissa - 20 April 2010 Reply

Don –

Where are you taking the workshop? Julie’s coming to MA again this summer, but I’m already booked during that time. 🙁

I’d love to take another class with her. You’re going to have a great time!


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