Hello Friends of Books and Art and everything in between:
Mills College has decided to axe its fantastic Book Arts program, which includes a dual MFA in Creative Writing and Book Arts. In terms of programs like this, it is a model for others--I look to it as what the program at Colorado College could be. And in a larger sense the cutting of the program follows a larger, distressing pattern in higher ed. where small, interesting, rare programs are cut in favor of bland, corporate sameness. If you care about books and art and book arts and education, please take a moment to sign and share this petition.
And here is a website with more info and testimonies from current and former students of the program: http://savemillsbookart.tumblr.com/