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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Robert Bringhurst fonds
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Campbell River

File consists of advertising materials and newspapers related to Bringhurst's participation in the Campbell River Writer's Festival in March 2006.


File consists of notes, correspondence, and a travel itinerary realted to Bringhurst's trip to teach a workshop in typography at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Doha, Qatar, in November 2006.

Rimmer November 2006

File consists of notes and correspondence related to Bringhurst's participation in Rimmerfest, an event celebrating the life of Jim Rimmer, hosted by Simon Fraser University Library's Special Collections on November 25, 2006. Bringhurst&...


File consists of notes and drafts related to Bringhurst's contribution of the foreward to the 2007 edition of Gary Snyder's book "He who hunted birds in his father's village: the dimensions of a Haida myth."

Tree-Sept. 2006 proofs 1/2

File consists of page proofs, annotated by Kate [Kennedy?] for pages 1-179 of the book "The Tree of Meaning: Thirteen Talks," as well as correspondence with editorial notes.

Codex Feb. 2007

File consists of materials related to the 2007 Codex International Bookfair: event programs and schedules, exhibitor listing, correspondence, and business cards for various printers and publishers.


File consists of materials related to the conference "Poets reading philosophy, philosophers reading poets," held at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, October 26-28, 2007: an event poster, correspondence, and speaking notes.

Trent Sept. 2007

File consists of correspondence with Stephen Brown regarding a presentation to students at Trent University on October 2, 2007.

Lunde foreword

File consists of the text for the foreward to Ken Lunde's book "CJKV Information Processing, 2nd Edition," contributed by Bringhurst.

Terre Nash film proposal

File consists of a proposal for a documentary film called "Once upon a story..." by Terre Nash, as well as related correspondence, seeking Bringhurst's participation in the project.


File consists of materials related to a trip to the Czech Republic in July 2008 to participate in a poetry reading during a writer's festival in Brno: correspondence, airline boarding passes, a travel itinerary, grant documentation submitted ...

Surface-background papers 2/2

File consists of notes and research materials related to the book "The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada," many of which are reproductions.

Victoria March 2008

File consists of the event program for the 2008 Pacific Festival of the Book, held from March 10-20, at which Bringhurst presented.

Corbeto corrections

File consists of notes and correspondence related to Albert Corbeto's essay "Eighteenth Century Spanish Type Design," for which Bringhurst served as an editor.

Green college-bible lecture

File consists of materials related to the talk "Scripture as an Instrument of Satan," presented at the University of British Columbia on October 21, 2009, as part of the thematic series "The History of the Bible in BC": drafts,...


File consists of materials related to a 2009 trip to Iceland to present at at the National Museum of Iceland and at the Reykjavík International Literary Festival: Promotional event materials, airline itinteraries and boarding passes, correspondenc...


File consists of a promotional pamphlet for the Richard Minsky book "The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930," for which Bringhurst supplied a review quotation, and a brochure for the exhibition at the Books Arts Gallery entitled &quo...

Ottawa/Toronto 2009

File consists of materials related to a 2009 trip to Ontario to participate in several events, including the BC Scene festival in Ottawa and Gatineau: correspondence, promotional materials, a contract, and an artist information sheet.

Speaking coast

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst's presentation at he Institute for Coastal Research at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, BC in March 2006: notes, a copy of the lecture "The speaking coast," and an essay by Ro...


File consists of materials related to the Vancouver International Writer's Festival and travel to Seattle, Cincinnati, and Louisville: an event program, correspondence, and airline tickets and boarding passes.

James Young-cultural appropriation

File consists of materials related to James Young's writings on cultural appropriation: a copy of the article "Profound offense and cultural appropriation" from "The journal of aesthetics and art criticism," notes, and a l...

Anschutz/Princeton 2011/2012

File consists of materials related to the position of Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton University: A synopsis of a proposed lecture and seminar, a syllabus description, and the job posting.

John Burnside review

File consists of the August 21, 2010 issue of the newspaper "The times," which contains an article about Bringhurst by Erica Wagner on page 9, and a review of "Selected Poems" by John Burnside on page 11.

Harries-Jones on biosemiotics & Bringhurst

File consists of the text of a talk given by Peter Harris-Jones at the conference for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada, entitled "Culture is natural: introducing biosemiotics."

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