The People: Jason Dewinetz

Founder, editor, designer & typographer, printer, etc.

Jason DewinetzJason Dewinetz is a writer, editor, typographer, printer, publisher, and educator originally from, and now living back in, the Okanagan Valley.

With an academic background in English Literature (BA: UVic; MA: U of Alberta), he is the author of Clench (Gaspereau Press), Moving to the Clear (NeWest Press), The Gift of a Good Knife (Outlaw Editions), In Theory (above/ground press), and co-author of A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press Archive (University of Alberta Press). In 2004 Jason received a Canada Council writer's grant to research the work of Nicholas Jenson, a 15th-century French type designer & printer/publisher living in Italy during the early development of the printed book.

Jason has worked as a freelance book designer & typographer for publishers across Canada, including the University of Calgary Press, the University of Alberta Press, NeWest Press, and various other academic and trade publishers.

As of 2011, Jason's design and production for Greenboathouse has brought in seven national book design awards, and in 2008 he served as judge for the Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. In 2010, Jason's design for This (And That Was That) was shortlisted by the Stiftung Buchkunst at the Frankfurt and Leipzig International Book Fairs in the "Best Book Design from All Over the World" competition.

After 3 years teaching Publication Design at the University of Victoria (2001-2004), Jason is currently an instructor in English, Creative Writing and Publication Design at Okanagan College.

 

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Letterpress Printing

Jason's background in letterpress printing began with a casual apprenticeship with Caryl Peters of the Frog Hollow Press in Victoria. In 2007, Caryl very generously gifted her press and type, and in 2008 Greenboathouse Books became Greenboathouse Press. For more information on the equipment used at Greenboathouse, visit the Gear page.

 

The Roles

Until recently, editorial duties were shared by Jason & Aaron, but with the shift to letterpress production in 2008, Greenboathouse has pretty much reverted to its original one-man operation.

 

With over 10 projects currently in pre-production, Jason has his hands full, and thus consideration of new manuscripts (a process that has been undertaken by both Jason & Aaron together) is on hold for the foreseeable future. For information on our submission policy, please see here.

 

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The People: Aaron Peck

Assistant Editor Emeritas

Aaron PeckAaron Peck is the author of the novel The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis (Pedlar Press, 2008). His writing has been published in The Golden Handcuffs Review and W and as numerous chapbooks, including Crepuscule on Mission Street (Nomados, 2006). His art criticism and journalism have appeared in various magazines, such as Arcade, Canadian Art, Fillip, Matador, Open Letter, and the CBC Radio 3 Magazine, and he has written for numerous exhibition publications including Catriona Jeffries Gallery and the Surrey Art Gallery.

He worked as the books editor for the now-defunct Vancouver alt-weekly Terminal City from 2004 to 2005. Between all of this, he has managed to co-write the screenplay for an unscreened underground film featuring the voice of a Bay Area rapper, complete a Masters in English, and drop out of a PhD program in Art History, while moving between three North American cities, always happily ending up back home in Vancouver, BC, where he now lives.

 

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