Save the dates for 2022 General Meetings!

Tentative date: Saturday, October 22,  12PM-3PM - stay tuned for more information!

September 10, 2022 - Grafton Site Visit & Colloquium Meeting for Study Groups

This members-only meeting in Grafton to view a possible new workshop/meeting venue, and to discuss the forming of active, dedicated study groups throughout Massachusetts and New England.

join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 1PM - 3 PM.

April 24, 2022 - Spring 2022 General Meeting & Calligraphers Get Together!

Join us at the Norwood Sportsmen’s Club, our good-old-favorite workshop location, as we take our first step back to normal for Masscribes gatherings. Please bring any artwork you’d like to share and supplies you’d like to sell or swap.

Sunday, April 24, 2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at 576 Nichols St, Norwood, MA


  • Show & Tell (tables will be setup to display artwork for sharing)
  • Supply Sale & Tool Trade (bring any materials you’d like to re-sell, trade or donate; label accordingly)
  • Hands-0n Activity: embossing demo and experimenting with provided materials
  • Envelope Exchange sign-up
  • Weather permitting; we will have tables outdoors to enjoy small snacks. BYO…water bottle.
  • Make new friends. See old friends!

Please join our Meetup group!

In August 2021, we created a Meetup group! We aim to expand the NE/MA community and foster more interest in calligraphy.
Anyone with an interest in calligraphy is welcome! Please join the group to get notifications about our upcoming Masscribes meetups as well as other events of interest in our region.

Save the dates for 2019 General Meetings!

April 13, 12PM-3PM - Spring Brunch/General Meeting at the United Church of Norwood, 595 Washington St, Norwood, MA

September 14, 1-3 PM - Fall Lunch/General Meeting at Norwood Sportsman's Club, 576 Nichols St., Norwood MA

November 9 - Holiday General Meeting at Norwood Sportsman's Club, 576 Nichols St., Norwood MA

Masscribes General Meeting - December 8, 2018

Please come to our Masscribes Holiday Gathering on December 8, 2018!

This will be an all-day event, which will be divided into three sessions. You can sign up for any or all sessions. Each session will cost $10. The deadline to register is November 25th so sign up right away using the PayPal buttons below! You do not need the PayPal account to register.

You may choose to come in the morning and just stay for lunch or just come for lunch orcome for lunch and stay for the afternoon or come for the whole day! This event is not limited to members but registration is required.
Please make sure you press the "View Cart" button in the bottom of this page and complete checkout after choosing the sessions you plan to attend!

Please email with any registration questions.

Morning session: Not-in-my House Paste Papers, 9 am to 12 noon

Come get really messy and productive! Nancy Galligan will lead the morning Paste Paper session where we will make paste papers using methyl cellulose paste, acrylic paint and Arches Text Wove paper. The morning paste paper session has a limit of 14 participants due to space.

Fee: $10 which includes several sheets of paper, paste and supplies. Additional paper will be available for sale for $2.00 per 20 x 25 inch sheet.

Paste paper supply list:  Apron, a spray bottle- not a mister- but a laundry type spray bottle; 2 large plastic containers (1 quart size), 2 new kitchen sponges, scissors, oil pastels if you have them, colored pencils (not water soluble), soft pastels (like Nu-pastels), acrylic paints in your favorite colors such as Golden or Liquitex- NOT Golden High Flow (Masscribes will provide some basic colors), any mark making tools that you have that are not sharp enough to rip wet paper, money for additional paper (or your own Arches Text Wove if you have some, torn to 13 x 20 inches, quarter sheet size).
SOLD OUT! Please email to reserve a spot on the waiting list.


Lunch: 12:30 to 2 pm

Will be will catered from To Beirut, a local Mediterranean restaurant with grilled chicken and veggies, salad, falafel, humus and pita. Also included are some yummy desserts! Drinks will be provided. Lunch will be $10 per person. (You are also welcome to bring your own lunch if you choose.)


Afternoon session: Binding a Winter Book, 2 to 5 pm

Anna Belkina will guide everyone through binding Arches Text Wove paper into an Ethiopian/Coptic hardcover binding. We will make and pierce signatures, plan the book structure, sew it together and add headbands. Everyone will create the same basic book and then make it truly yours with lettering, mark making and decorations over the winter months. We will reconvene at our Spring meeting to see how each book morphed into a unique creation of calligraphic art.

Fee: $10 includes book board, thread, 2 half-sheets of ATW, needles, and a piercing cradle. If you decide to make a thicker book, an additional half-sheet will be available for $2.00.

Book Binding Supply list: awl, long sturdy ruler to tear paper, an X-acto knife with a sharp point, a mat or some thick cardboard (8x11.5'' piece is enough),  bonefolder (if you have one), desk light with extension cord.

Once you picked the sessions you wanted, please complete the checkout here:

Save the date - Masscribes December 8, 2018 General Meeting

On December 8, we will have a general meeting at the  Norwood Sportsman’s Club, Norwood, MA. Lunch will be catered and there will be two sessions (morning and afternoon) with some exciting techniques to try. More details to follow!

2018 General Meetings

September 30, 2018 General Meeting 2 PM – 4 PM at Norwood Sportsman’s Club, Norwood, MA

2017 General Meetings

March 18, 2017: Spring Brunch and General Meeting – 12 – 3 PM at First Baptist Church, Norwood, MA

May 21, 2017: Mini-class and General Meeting – 11AM – 3 PM at Norwood Sportsman’s Club, Norwood, MA

Sept 10, 2017: Mini-class and General Meeting – 11AM – 3 PM at Norwood Sportsman’s Club, Norwood, MA

December 9 or 10 – STAY PUT! 2017: Mini-class and General Meeting – 11AM – 3 PM at Norwood Sportsman’s Club, Norwood, MA

In keeping with our guiding principle of fostering the awareness of calligraphy, Masscribes regularly exhibits the work of its members at various venues throughout the area. A member benefit, exhibits have been held at Rhode Island’s South County Center for the Arts , Vintage Books, Newbury College, Mass Bay Community College, the West Roxbury, Framingham, Norfolk and Wellesley Public Libraries, and Moose Hill and Broadmoor Audubon Sanctuaries, just to name a few.