02 September 2010

Wayzgoose Time is coming!

Gaspereau Press is pleased to announce that it will hold its 2010 Wayzgoose and Open House on Saturday October 23rd. This year’s wayzgoose will feature guest letterpress artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., of Alabama. Amos will be whooping it up in the print shop with Gary and I during the day on Saturday. We’re also pleased to announce that Saturday evening’s Book Arts talk will consist of a discussion between Amos and Nova Scotia filmmaking sensation Sylvia Hamilton, moderated by yours truly. I suspect that the discussion will touch on such things as film-making, making art, rural communities, the impact of race and cultural differences on artistic expression, and the secret to making a sandwich which can sustain you through to suppertime.

Here are two links if you wanted to find out more about these extraordinary people:

Also, on Wednesday October 20th, the Acadia film society will be screening the film Helvetica in honour of the Gaspereau Goose. Please visit their website for details. Below is the film trailer:

I suppose a tentative schedule would be useful? So far, this is what we have planned:

9:00 to noon: Bookbinding workshop with Ruth Legge. (30$ registration fee. Space limited. Email info@gaspereau.com to reserve.)
9:00: Author’s Brunch. An informal gathering at a local restaurant for writers of all sorts. Details and ‘host’ to be announced.

10:00 to noon: Drop in for some printshop chicanery: Take advantage of the offcut paper sale, participate in an informal papermaking symposium with Gary Dunfield, or chat with Amos Kennedy, Jr., and Andrew Steeves as they set up equipment for the afternoon’s open house. Free admission.

2:00 to 4:30: Open House at the printshop, with demonstrations and entertainments of all sorts, featuring Amos Kennedy, Jr. Free admission.

7:00: Author readings (TBA) and Annual Book Arts talk, featuring a conversation with Amos Kennedy, Jr., and Sylvia Hamilton. Free admission.

Well, that’s the shape of it so far. I’ll post details as the evolve.

Amos is being brought to the province in partnership with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the organizers of the annual wayzgoose in Newfoundland, so if you can’t catch him in Kentville, keep your eyes peeled for events in Halifax and St. John’s.


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