Friday, September 13, 2013

Wayzgoose is almost here

What is the connection between a goose and a printer, you wonder? It's Wayzgoose. Originally this used to be a goose dinner prepared by a young printer at the end of his apprenticeship, when he invited all those who had supported him in his career. Later it came to represent the annual party that a printing house would hold at the end of summer, before the printers went back to working by candlelight.

Today, this centuries-old tradition is still alive, and it has become a time of celebration when printers and book artists come together to exhibit their work to the public. On Saturday, October 5, Alcuin Society is proud to present Wayzgoose, in the Alice MacKay Room at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, on 350 W Georgia Street. The event will take place between 10 am and 4 pm and admission is free. The public is invited to admire the work of printing presses and book artists, delight in demonstrations that include bookbinding and paper marbling, and remember why we still love paper for its beauty and elegance.

1 comment:

  1. Coud you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE repost this superb info and poster on the Alcuin Facebook page. Way more people (and potential visitors and buyers) are likely to come across our information on Facebook than the Alcuin static blog. People share more data across their social networks, and that is what we want, is it not?

    Sincerely, Yvon Lantaigne, concerned Alcuin member and Wayzgoose exhibitor