Indoors and Out at Jaffe Center for Book Arts Studios, located at FAU's historic T6 building
A Wayzgoose is an old English printers’ celebration, traditionally on St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each waning summer, printers in England needed to light lamps and candles to beef up the sunlight to set type for their projects and a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Maybe. All we know is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose.
Summer lasts longer here in Florida, so maybe it’s fitting that our first Wayzgoose is in October… and we’re making it a big autumnal party. Celebrating 5 years since Jaffe Center for Book Arts opening it's hand papermaking studios and 10 years since opening their print shop and bindery, the Autumn Wayzgoose at our paper studios will feature a big tent, live music, a good old fashioned apple sale, print and paper making demos, and the Harvest Makers Marketplace, featuring the wares of about 40 local artisans and small creative companies––the biggest marketplace yet!
Historic T6 is located on FAU's Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College.