Members and friends of the Virginia Center for Book come together annually for the printer’s holiday of Wayzgoose, to mark the time of year when the light in the print shop begins to wane when our need for artificial light in the early evening slowly replaces the sun we’ve enjoyed all summer.
Our Book Arts community will gather at our new home in the Jefferson School City Center on Sunday, September 16 @ 1:30 PM. While details of the day’s festivities are still being developed, they will undoubtedly include our “traditional feast” (cookout on the patio with potluck sides, desserts, and ample libation).
So save the day and we’ll soon update you on the planned festivities and instructions for potluck contributions.
The wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew’s Day. It marked the traditional end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight.