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The Art Of Cuban Bookmaking

Courtesy of LaBudde Special Collections

UMKC alumna Jeanne Drewes spent years traveling to Cuba, partnering with Ediciones Vigía, an independent publishing company and collective of book artists in Matanzas, Cuba. Over that time, she amassed a sizeable collection of Cuban books, some of which she recently donated to the LaBudde Special Collections.

Ahead of her Sept. 27 talk, "Unbound: The Artistry of Cuban Bookmaking," Jeanne shares her experiences in Cuba, and the stories behind her interest in Cuban literature and culture.


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Andrea Tudhope is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently coordinating producer for America Amplified, a national public media community engagement initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.