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Write on the Edge, the 40th annual international calligraphy conference to be held from June 25 to July 2, 2022, welcomes all who are interested in the lettering arts, book arts and related fields. Three calligraphy guilds, Friends of Calligraphy of San Francisco, Pacific Scribes of San Jose and Sea Scribes of Monterey Bay, (all are 501(c)3 non profit organizations) have joined together to ensure that this will be the best conference experience possible for the calligraphic community. 

Students and teachers from all over the world will gather to exchange ideas and techniques, share experience and talent, and enrich each other’s lives with the spontaneous camaraderie the conference engenders. If you don’t know anyone when you arrive, you’ll have hundreds of friends by the time you leave. Curious? Read on…

Convening in the architecturally diverse and beautifully landscaped campus of Mills College in Oakland, California, the conference will be conducted in the tradition of a week in residence for students at all levels of experience, from beginner to professional. 

The classes offered will appeal to everyone from the brand-new beginner to the professional, inspiring emerging artists as well as experienced designers through the tutelage and inspiration of a world class faculty.  Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of subjects, ranging from classic calligraphic hands, world alphabets, experimental media and book structures to associated arts using cutting edge technology.

Small class sizes provide individual and personalized attention, fostering artistic growth to last a lifetime.

Beyond the classroom, participants can experience a variety of calligraphic and book art exhibits, excursions to related Bay Area venues, a vendor trade show, evening lectures presented by world renowned speakers, entertainment, even shopping for supplies at the conference store.   

For those residing on campus (a commuter option is also available), meals are included. The dining hall offers three opportunities each day to visit with old friends and make new ones while enjoying delicious organic California cuisine. Evening socials following lectures and presentations are a fantastic forum for furthering conversation, sharing and friendship. Cheers!

Registration will open on July 10, 2021. We look forward to seeing you on June 25, 2022.

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