Jaffe Center for Book Arts to Host Annual Wayzgoose Festival

Wimberly Library

By brittany sylvestri | 8/20/2019

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will host its second annual Library Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wimberly Library, third floor, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. 

This family-friendly event will feature gallery talks, live music, a Makers Marketplace, print shop fun, telegraph demonstrations, white elephant sale, and a doughnut and fresh-baked artisan bread fundraiser. 

“The Wayzgoose is an old printer’s holiday, celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom,” said John Cutrone, director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. “It falls on Aug. 24, or St. Bartholomew's Day, and the date represents the time each summer that lamps and candles had to be brought back into the print shop as to bolster the waning natural sunlight that came with winter's approach.” 

This year’s festival features Val Lucas, a woodcut artist and letterpress printer. Lucas, who operates BowerPress in Monkton, Maryland, will be running demonstrations in the print shop all day and will give a gallery talk about her printing practice and finding and collecting presses.

Jeanne Jaffe will also give a gallery talk about the puppetry classes she taught in China in 2018. Jaffe’s presentation coincides with the current JCBA’s exhibition, “Building Stories: Alternative Storytelling.” 

This event is free and open to the public.For a list of all of the events, or more information, visit www.jaffecollection.org.