October 12th and 13th, 2019 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm • Monrovia, California

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Free in-person demonstrations and lectures from the top calligraphers across the country will be speaking on a wide range of topics from traditional copperplate to modern calligraphy to brush lettering.

Speakers and topics will include: 

Saturday, October 12th

10:15 am •  Nina Tran • Intro to Calligraphy Basics 

11:15 am • Yumiki Annand • Hand Drawn Monograms

2:00 pm • Kristi Darwick • Colored Pencil Script and Florals

3:00 pm • Suzanne Cunningham • Envelope Addressing

Sunday, October 13th

10:15 am • Angelique Ink • Wedding Business Basics

11:15 am • Bryan Chabolla • Spencerian Script

2:00 pm • Todd Jameson • Broad Pen

3:00 pm • Nina Sandelin Umont • Glass Engraving

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Beginner's Corner

The Beginner’s Corner is a dedicated space for those new to calligraphy to practice skills and learn about the tools needed in an open and stress-free environment. There will be  instructors on hand to help with basic calligraphy concepts. Nibs, inks, nib holders and paper will be available to test and purchase. Instructors will include: 


David Mark: How to mix different inks and medias


Nina Tran: Demonstrating calligraphy supplies such as inks, nibs and papers


Lilah O: Teaching watercolor paper flowers


Todd Jamison: Demonstrating different pen types and how to use them


Priscilla Lee: Watercolor Basics



Name Writing Station

This free activity is brought to you by The Society for Calligraphy - Southern California


Saturday, October 12th


10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Syeda Ullah • Flourished Copperplate

Sandy Doerr • Gothic or Italic


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Donna Diedrich • Pointed Pen and Flowers

Jane Shibata • Italic


Sunday, October 13th


10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Jeanne Nguyen • Modern Calligraphy

Carole Johnson • Drawn Versals with Colored Pencils


1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Syed Pervaiz

Andromeda • Copperplate Calligraphy

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No. 3

Book Signings

Molly Suber Thorpe

Saturday, October 12th • 10 am - 4 pm

Molly will be signing her newly released book Mastering Modern Calligraphy. Copies will be available for sale.

Molly is credited as a driving force behind the modern calligraphy movement and achieved renown for her book, 'Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy'. In 2016 Molly founded, a curated database of resource links and products for calligraphers, hand lettering artists, type enthusiasts, and creative freelancers. She lives and works in Athens, Greece. See more of her work on Instagram @mollysuberthrope and

Nicole Miyuki Santo

Saturday, October 12th • 10 am - 4 pm

Nicole will be signing copies of her two books, By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering and The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering. Copies will be available for sale.

Nicole is a graphic designer, illustrator and teacher. She has a passion for connecting with people through her work. See more of her work on Instagram @nicolemiyuki and

Shelly Kim

Sunday, October 13th • 10 am - 4 pm

Shelly will be signing copies of her newly released book, Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy. Copies will be available for sale.

Shelly is a self-taught Modern Brush Calligrapher based in the SoCal area. She enjoys hosting workshops in the OC & LA area to teach others the beauty of Modern Brush Lettering! See more of her work on Instagram @lettersbyshells and

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No. 4

Vendor Fair

Paper & Ink Arts • @paperandinkartsWebsite

Yoke Pen Company@yokepencompanyWebsite

Fox + Quills@foxandquillsWebsite

Ink Me This@inkmethisWebsite

Kous • @designkousWebsite

Priscilla Lee Watercolor@bypriscillaleeWebsite

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For the first time we will be offering semi-private workshops with seasoned instructors. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and learn from teachers traveling to Southern California just for this event. Most workshops are limited to 30 students and under. 

Entrance to CalligraFair is included with the purchase of any workshop that takes place during the event.

Saturday, October 12th

Sunday, October 13th

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No. 6

Purchase Tickets

Click here to purchase your ticket!


Tickets are good for admission anytime on both days of CalligraFair

$12 Early Bird Tickets: available until July 5th

$18 Regular Tickets: starting July 6th

Entrance to CalligraFair is included with the price of any workshop that takes place during the event.

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No. 7

Directions and Accommodations

CalligraFair will be held at the Smitten on Paper studio:

114 E Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016


Old Town Monrovia is a quaint little town à la the delightful Stars Hollow of Gilmore Girls fame. We love being a part of this community and supporting friends and neighbors. 



Monrovia is located off the 210 and 605 freeways, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Click here to find directions from your home to ours.



Weekends can be busy in Old Town so please allow for time to find parking. Street parking is available, but usually limited to 90 minutes. There are several free public parking lots nearby with 3 hour and 8 hour parking options. Keep an eye on the signs, we don’t want you to get a ticket!



DoubleTree by Hilton Monrovia - Pasadena 

924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

Free shuttle from DoubleTree to Old Town Monrovia

Mention code L-NEI for a discounted rate


Airbnb is also a great option to find walk-able accommodations. 



Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 

Bob Hope Airport / Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

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Interested in volunteering at CalligraFair?

Please email with "CalligraFair Volunteer" in the subject line.

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