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Hi, I'm James Nowak.


I'm a writer and a performing storyteller from Wellington County. I live and make things just outside of Eden Mills, Ontario.


A few years ago I started learning to make books by hand, and I set up a little letterpress and calligraphy studio. I'm trying to learn to the whole arc of a story's life: from inspiration to perspiration. From idea, to revision, to printing -- all by hand. Sort of like 'farm to table' but with writing. It's pretty slow going. You can see some of the early results on this site.


In the coming months, I’ll be releasing things, hopefully some short written pieces, and updating this website. I've also got some live gigs in the works. If you’d like to stay abreast of these things, sign up for my online newsletter.

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