Saturday, March 21, 2009


Central Oregon Writers Guild Thursday March 26, 2009 meeting topic is ”Book Jacket Design: The process of getting it right”, presented by award-winning designer Christopher Gilbert. Chris will explain the process of hatching a book cover, which he says is more than subjective when it comes to good design. He will bring examples and present the ins and outs of working with large publishing houses and self published authors. Christopher’s presentation will include time to answer questions and address comments from participants.

Christopher Gilbert has been designing book jackets and covers for over 12 years. He graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has had many covers featured in numerous design publications, and has won national and regional Advertising Federation awards. Chris owns a small design studio with his business partner in Sisters, Oregon. When he’s not designing he enjoys spending time with his wife and children exploring Central Oregon and making summer trips to National Parks in the West. His work can be viewed at

A critique session follows the program, and is limited to three readers. Attendees who would like to read and receive feedback should bring 20 copies of their written work.

Note: Meeting location change: Central Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday, March 26, 2009 meeting will take place at the Central Oregon Community College Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Building 3, Room 306, just off Airport Way, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information about COWG, including membership and volunteer opportunities, call President Elsie Rochna at 923-0896 or via e-mail, The COWG blog site is:

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