Day trip to Wayzgoose

 

October 20, 2018. Wayzgoose is an annual publishing arts event hosted by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.

On Saturday, October 20, we’re planning a group visit to Wayzgoose, the annual day-long festival celebrating the art and craft of printing, held at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.

According to Wikipedia, “a wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew’s Day (August 24). It marked the traditional end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight.”

The Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose will feature readings, presentations, informal and formal discussions, and an open house.

Julie Cochrane and Holly Edmonds experiment with embossing tools.
Guest printer Lindsay Schmittle (second from left) gave a presentation on her five-month trek of the Appalachian Trail and the art poster project it inspired. L–R Julie Cochrane, Lindsay, Jena Parsons, Holly Edmonds.
Jamie Serran, Holly Edmonds and Jena Parsons try their hand at book binding.
October 20, 2018. Wayzgoose is an annual publishing arts event hosted by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS.
Margaret MacQuarrie and Alex Scofield attended the Authors’ Salon at Wickwire House.
Margo Grant examines a drawer of lead type.
Jamie Serran pulls a proof on one of Gaspereau’s letterpresses.
Jena Parsons and Margaret MacQuarrie admire some of the many posters in the Gapereau Press printshop.
Margaret has a little advice.