Small Walker Press

The Small Walker Press addresses the research and creative interests of faculty members at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University, and engages with authors, artists and academics alike to produce small, innovative publications.

We publish collaborative work that brings together authors and artists from the Niagara Region as well as the Canadian or international contexts. Fields covered include all disciplines and creative practices taught and researched at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (Arts and Culture, Visual Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts) as well as creative writing.

Examples include, but are not limited to, exhibition catalogues, artist’s books, chap books, short essay format and creative writing as well as online art folios or editions and recorded sound work or interviews. Publications may be in English, French or other languages.

The Small Walker Press is predicated on and values interdisciplinary cooperation and the exploration of image and text. It seeks to contribute to and participate in the promotion of book culture.

Editors:

Catherine Parayre (Studies in Arts and Culture / Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture) and Derek Knight (Visual Arts).

BOOK DESIGNER:

Bernhard Cella
The Salon für Kunstbuch
Vienna, Austria

CONTACT:

Catherine Parayre (cparayre@brocku.ca)

2020 Publications: Invisibility

Built to Ruin:
Between Invisibility and Suburbia
Alejandro Cartagena with creative writing by Tim Conley and Nicholas Hauck

The Dark Redacted
Donna Szőke and Gary Barwin

2019 Publications: Environmental Degradation

Inland 
Shawn Serfas, with creative writing by Richard Fausset and an essay by Derek Knight

The Quarry
Adam Dickinson and Lorène Bourgeois

Media Archive

Bernhard Cella, with Catherine Parayre: Interview for Studies in Arts and Culture, Walker Cultural Leader Series, Brock University.

Recorded November 01, 2017. 14:05 min. Brock Radio 103.7 FM (Niagara, Canada), cfbu.ca. Tuesday, February 13, 2018. 16:30.

Upcoming Events

Small Walker Press Launch

EDITOR’S NOTE: The book launch originally scheduled for April 21, 2020 — 5 to 7 p.m. has been cancelled as part of Brock University’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

Our Book Launch for 2020 will be scheduled for the autumn of 2020.
We look forward to announcing the details soon!
Main lobby of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

BOOK LAUNCHES:

The Small Walker Press celebrates its 2020 artists and authors – Donna Szőke, Gary Barwin Alejandro Cartagena, Nicholas Hauck, and Tim Conley – and presents its publications with guest speaker Renée van der Avoird, Assistant Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Recent Events

Walker Cultural Leader Donna Szőke: Public Lecture

On Invisibility

Interdisciplinary artist and Brock faculty member Donna Szőke discusses the motif of invisibility in her work and her current book project, to be published in 2020 by the Small
Walker Press.

Jan. 21, 2020 — 7 to 8:30 p.m. MWS 156
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

Small Walker Press Launch

Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Main lobby of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

BOOK LAUNCHES:

Inland  (Shawn Serfas, with creative writing by Richard Fausset and an essay by Derek Knight)

The Quarry  (Adam Dickinson and Lorène Bourgeois).

Guest speaker: Noelle Allen, Publisher, Wolsak and Wynn

These volumes will also be launched at the Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna, Austria on June 19, 2019, hosted by the designer, Bernhard Cella.

The Small Walker Press is homed in the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture and receives the support of the Walker Cultural Leader series. Generously funded by Marilyn I. Walker, The Walker Cultural Leader Series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, it celebrates professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society.