Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wayzgoose Countdown!

Our bi-annual Wayzgoose printer's fair at the Vancouver Public Library, Central branch (Library Square) is coming up next weekend!

The details for our upcoming event have already been posted here,  and in addition, a second post covered the details of our special film screening on Friday, October 21 honouring the legacy of Jim Rimmer. The Rimmer family will be in attendance to accept the Robert R. Reid medal for Jim's lifetime achievements in Canadian Book Arts.

Briefly again, here are the details for Friday night's film screening: 
What: Public screening of the film "Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century"
When: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Where: Labatt Hall, Room 1700
Harbour Centre
Simon Fraser University Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free Admission – limited seating
Please RSVP by calling
778.782.6704 or emailing
Here is a PDF flyer for the film event.

And here is a quick recap of our main Wayzgoose event on Saturday:
What: Alcuin Wayzgoose printing fair
Where: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
When: 22 October, 2011, 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Cost: 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! You can follow along on our Facebook event page here
Gary Sim has shared a preview of one of the printing keepsakes he has prepared, which you might be able to acquire on Saturday.  As well as giving a linocut demonstration during the day, Gary will also be printing these throughout the day on Arches Text Wove 120gsm paper, or perhaps on some Reg Lissel paper, Japanese paper, or BFK Rives print paper. They will be numbered, and signed in pencil. Thanks Gary, and to all the other demonstration artists!This includes Phyllis Greenwood on marbling, Reg Lissel on paste papers, and perhaps more!

I am also pleased to announce that at some point during the day on Saturday, we will also be offering one copy of the Gaspereau Press book Memories from the Composing Room Floor by Jim Rimmer. At some point during the day, a question will go out via Twitter related to Jim Rimmer's life and work. The first person to answer the question wins a copy of the book!  

Hint: It might help if you're there to watch the film Friday evening!

Speaking of Gaspereau Press, if you are on the other side of the country, perhaps you can catch the other Wayzgoose, happening in Kentville, Nova Scotia! Details here.

Finally, please help to spread the word; next month we're having our annual fundraiser book auction at UBC University Golf Course. I'll post a more detailed post about the auction in the weeks ahead, but here are the important details to remember.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
University Golf Club
5185 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia
Books will be available for viewing from 11:30 am
Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm
Auction begins at 1:00 pm
$20 per person inclusive if you wish to stay for lunch; RSVP for lunch is required.
Contact Leah at or 604.732-5403.

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