The Best Estimation in the World book launch
Sunday October 6th, 2019
The Current Baha Mar Gallery & Art Center
The Best Estimation in the World is a performance accompanying the launch of Sonia Farmer’s latest poetry collection, published by Poinciana Paper Press. A collaboration with Shakespeare in Paradise 2019, the performance stars D. Sean Nottage, Joey Gaskins Jr., Beaumont Todd, Yasmin Glinton, and Malesha Joseph. Portrayed as interviews with employees at a resort development, this work of satire examines the effect of the tourism industry on Bahamian identity. Limited-edition copies of the book and a letterpress-printed broadside celebrating its launch will be available for purchase after the performance, or by emailing Sonia at sonia [at] poincianapaperpress.com.
Poinciana Paper Press at Wine & Art
October 26th & 27th
The Retreat (Village Road)
Sonia will be a vendor at the 29th Annual Wine & Art Festival with copies of her latest book, The Best Estimation in the World (Poinciana Paper Press 2019) as well as other publications and handmade notebooks and cards for sale. She won’t be here for Jollification this year, so get some Christmas shopping done early!
A True & Exact History wins the Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts
Sonia Farmer’s artist book, A True & Exact History (Poinciana Paper Press 2018) has been awarded the 2019 Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts. Awarded by the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama, The Holle Awards recognize students who have made outstanding creative contributions and show potential leadership in their fields of study. Sonia attended the ceremony in April to receive the award and meet her colleagues studying at the Alabama Center for the Book. Read more about the Holle Awards here.