In this workshop, Connections facilitator and scholar Emily Archer will introduce participants to hands-on book-making as a powerful tool for engaging and deepening literacy in the adult classroom. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney will provide the core text for reading, hands-on book-making, writing prompts, and humanities ideas in the workshop.

“Bookmaking is a potent way of integrating literacy skills, visual communication, and creativity. Simple book forms offer great versatility in supporting curriculum and instruction goals. Moreover, when adults (or children) employ their hand skills to create a book form, they create “an object loaded with personal meaning to be cherished and valued.”

(Paul Johnson, Author of Literacy Through the Book Arts)

A note on our location:

Manchester Community College is at 1066 Front Street in Manchester. Directions are here.

You’ll find onsite parking at the college. Please come to the main entrance of the main building. When you come in the building, bear left and head down the hallway. It will be the first room on the left after the restrooms. The map with yellow highlights below is also provided for your convenience.

Space is limited so please RSVP to Mary at –  or 603-530-1413 (cell)

We hope to see you then.

Mary Nolin & Emily Archer

Event Details


Friday, September 23, 2022 1:00pm


Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street, Classroom Main 272
Manchester NH 03102

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

Mary Nolin, or 603-530-1413 (cell)