Those busy folks at the Publication Studio are in the midst of hosting three book events in three cities with a Portland homecoming scheduled for this Sunday at their base on SW Ankeny at 6:30 p.m. The book, A Classroom Reader, is a collection of essays based on talks from a gallery exhibit last July.

The exhibition featured a collection of pedagogical props which the lecturers — Anne Marie Oliver, Sean Regan, Helen Reed, and Barry Sanders — used, or not, in their talks. A Classroom Reader is the physical trace of those public events: a meditation on education through the subjects of mediology, metaphor, gift-giving, transmission, tradition, death, and the imagination. It features an introduction by the artists and a dozen B/W images of instructional illustrations drawn by each of the four speakers.

If you can't make the reading you can buy the book here.