Hurricane Florence intervened! Expecting a wet weekend, we’ve rescheduled Wayzgoose to Saturday, Sept 22.

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 Saturday, September 22 @ 4 PM for the meal. But if you are a new member or would like to have a tour of the shop (to know where everything is located now) join us at 3 PM.

Wayzgoose Event Details:


3:00 PM – Member Orientation. Festivities begin as we break out the libations, greet new and returning members, friends and the curious.
We’ll also preview some of the completed flag-book pages from our upcoming 2018 Member’s Project Bird Talk.

4:00 PM – The Feast! We’ll fire up the grill, outside on the patio, throw on the burgers and dogs (veggie options available) and partake in fellowship and our many pot-luck delicacies.*

*”Many pot-luck delicacies” assignments (by your last name)
The Center will supply the potables, grillables and fixin’s.
A-M – Appetisers and Side Dishes
N-Z – Desserts

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.

Wayzgoose Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Additional Wayzgoose Celebration information contact: Garrett Queen:

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