Keynote Speaker

Every year Write On Calligraphers invites an accomplished calligrapher to be the keynote speaker at Letters of Joy. The keynote speaker gives a lecture Friday night and teaches a class on Saturday in all three sessions for most of the attendees to learn his or her style.

Letters of Joy 2017

We are pleased and excited to announce that our speaker and featured teacher at LOJ2017 is Louis L. Lemoine!

Louis Lemoine

Louis L. Lemoine is a “Visual Magician”: designer, lettering artist and illustrator; educator and entertainer. He retired in 2015 from Walt Disney Imagineering, a division of the Walt Disney Company, where he worked for more than 32 years helping to create memories for Disney Parks guests worldwide. Before leaving, he received the Disney Legacy Award, the highest honor the company can bestow on a cast member.

When Louis closed his Imagineering chapter, he began on chapter two: promoting his art and perfecting his magic, skateboarding and motorcycling skills. There is never a dull moment to be had.

Louis has a Master of Arts Degree in art, with emphasis in the area of design, from California State University at Los Angeles, and has a valid-for-life community college teaching credential, which he made use of by teaching at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the mid ’80s.

Louis’s work has been published numerous times in Letter Arts Review (having been a “Featured Artist” in one issue), Bound and Lettered and Somerset Studio magazines, among others. He has also had work in both juried and non-juried shows.

In 2014 Louis was on the faculty for the IAMPETH lettering conference. In 2011 he was the IAMPETH keynote speaker, and he was a speaker, as well, at the international lettering conference, “Legacies 2”, in Dallas. He has taught lettering workshops for calligraphy guilds in California, Iowa, and Canada and was one of the selected guest speakers for the “Reimagine Conference” (a conference for creatives) in 2015.

Besides all of his lettering and design prowess, he is a magician member of Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, a private club for magicians and magic enthusiasts.

He resides in Temple City, California.


We are delighted to have Louis as our keynote speaker for LOJ2017! View the LOJ Event Information Page, now, for further details about Letters Of Joy 2017; an event for everyone who loves letters…books…art…and creative ideas!

Plan to join us at Letters of Joy this year on May 5th and 6th, 2017. Our location is Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington. Bring a friend!