Friday, August 26, 2011

Wayzgoose is Coming

We are pleased to announce that our biannual Alcuin Wayzgoose printing fair will take place on 22 October, 2011 at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Admission is free. This is a great opportunity to meet the men and women behind British Columbia's creative book arts community, when a host of fine presses gather together in the same room to show their wares! We now have a Facebook page for the event here. The following will be present: 

Fine Presses:

Alden Press
Barbarian Press
Bowler Press
De Walden Press
Les Editions Lucie Lambert
Greenboathouse Press
Heavenly Monkey
Isto Press
Mother Tongue Publishing
Pie Tree Press
Poppy Press
Andrea Taylor
Charles van Sandwyk

Book artists:

Steven Calvert
Fahrner & Fahrner
Emma Lehto
Charles Mayrs
Gabriella Solti
Marlene Yuen

Demonstrations are another key component of Wayzgoose, and we have three demonstrations this year. Paper marbling, paste papers, and linocuts to be precise! This is your chance to see the creative process hands on and ask any questions you might have.


Phyllis Greenwood on marbling
Reg Lissel on paste papers
Gary Sim on linocuts

Stay tuned as there will be even more to follow as the date approaches.

The Alcuin Society: Robert R. Reid Medallion
The Robert R. Reid Award. Photo credit: Peter Lattimer

Furthermore, on Friday evening, 21 October 2011 at Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre), we are pleased to present Richard Kegler of the type foundry P22 who will introduce and show his film 'Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century'. Following the film the Robert R. Reid Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Book Arts will be awarded to the Rimmer Family on behalf of the late Jim Rimmer.

For additional information or questions please contact Eric Swanick at Simon Fraser University 778.782.4626

ps: If you find yourself on the East Coast of Canada, Gaspereau Press is also hosting their own Wayzgoose celebration on the same date, October 22, 2011 in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

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