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One of Julie Leonard's creative books as art.

The Book Arts Program at the Marriott Library, University of Utah, offers interested individuals an accessible form of expression that combines literary and visual elements.

With no end to the creative applications, the Book Arts Program allows anyone to be as poetic and visually daring as they desire.

"Making a book that tells a personal story has tremendous autobiographical possibilities," said Marnie Powers-Torrey, director of the program.

According to Powers-Torrey, the program gives participants an opportunity to preserve and collect genealogical details, a means by which to delve into spiritual or philosophical concepts and beliefs, or a chance to create something beautiful from an experience.

Book artist Julie Leonard's intensive workshop, "Binding Structure and Story," taught from June 13-16 in the Marriott Library, first floor, is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in this briskly growing art form.

Book arts workshops

What: "Binding Structure and Story," an intensive workshop directed by artist Julie Leonard. Participants will create a variety of book structures that reflect personal narratives.

Where: J. Willard Marriott Library, first level, University of Utah campus

When: June 13-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Contact Jennifer Sorensen at 585-9191 or jen.sorensen@utah.edu.

Also: Leonard will also present a lecture, "Contemporary Context: The Layering Meaning in Artists' Books," Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m., in the D. Lamar Jensen Seminar Room at the Harold B. Lee Library on the BYU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.