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[BKARTS] Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose 2002


Publisher Andrew Steeves demonstrating letterpress printing
On Saturday October 19 & 20, 2002, Gaspereau Press will hold its second
annual wayzgoose and open house at its printing works in Kentville, Nova
Scotia. The event will include the following activities and workshops:

Author John Terpstra of Hamilton, Ontario, will be facilitating a workshop
for 10 writers. The three-hour, interdisciplinary workshop will focus on the
topic "Writing the Landscape of Home." Applicants will be selected on the
basis of their publication experience and a five-page sample of recent work
(on any topic) which will be submitted with their application. This workshop
will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am until noon at the Kings
Courthouse Museum. There is a $20 registration fee. Limited to 10

How to register: Send us a letter including your name, postal address, phone
number and email along with a brief CV listing any publication credits and a
five-page sample of your writing. Ten participants will be selected by a
panel of Gaspereau Press staff in consultation with the facilitator.

Book artist Ruth Legge of West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, will be facilitating a
bookbinding workshop for 10 people. During the three-hour workshop,
participants will fold, sew, back and cover a blank-paged journal in a
cloth-spined, paper-covered binding. No previous bookbinding experience is
required. Materials will be supplied. Participants will be selected on a
first-come, first-serve basis. This workshop will be held on Saturday,
October 19 from 9:00 AM until noon at the Gaspereau Press printing works.
There is a $20 registration fee. Limited to 10 participants.

How to register: Send us a letter including your name, postal address, phone
number and email. Ten participants will be chosen on a first-come,
first-served basis.

Publisher Gary Dunfield touring a typecase
This year's public lecture will be delivered by Rod McDonald, one of
Canada's foremost type designers. McDonald, best known for his redesign of
Carl Dair's Cartier typeface, will lecture on the history and evolution of
our present-day letterforms. His lecture will make use of rare film footage
that Carl Dair shot of a master punchcutter engraving type for punches at
Enschedéé in 1955. This lecture is intended for a general audience.
Presented Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 PM in the printing works and followed
by an open house from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come and see demonstrations of
both modern and antique production methods. Free admission.

Wood engraver Wesley Bates at 2001 Wayzgoose
Moderated by Susan Haley, the public forum will feature authors Heather
Pyrcz, Peter Sanger and John Terpstra. This year's forum will explore the
way that we put down roots in a place by writing about it. The wayzgoose
forums always takes on a relaxed, living-room conversation style. Come and
take part. Presented Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 PM, upstairs at Paddy's
Pub, Kentville. Free admission.

Gaspereau Press will be launching three of its fall titles during the
wayzgoose. Larry Lynch will read from his first novel, An Expectation of
Home, John Terpstra will read from his creative non-fiction work Falling
Into Place and poet Michael deBeyer will read from his new collection Rural
Night Catalogue. Presented Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 PM at CentreStage
Theatre, Kentville. Free admission.

Learning to sew a simple pamphlet
Gaspereau Press is a Nova Scotia owned and operated trade publisher based in
Kentville, Nova Scotia. Publishing short-run editions of both literary and
regional interest, Gaspereau Press produces quality paperbacks and
limited-edition hardcover books aimed at the Canadian market. The press was
established in 1997 by Gary Dunfield and Andrew Steeves and it is one of the
few publishers in Canada that also operates a full-scale print shop,
producing its own books. This hands-on approach has prompted Gaspereau Press
to experiment with antiquated technologies along with modern production
methods. While the majority of its books are produced using contemporary
equipment, Gaspereau Press also preserves and employs many antique presses
and hot-metal typesetters, and often uses them in the production of its

Traditionally, a WAYZGOOSE was an annual dinner or celebration given to or
held by those employed in a printing establishment. In recent years, the
term has been applied to gatherings of book artists. Gaspereau Press has
decided to make the wayzgoose a public event, one that celebrates all
aspects of the book -- writing, publishing, typography, printing, binding
and reading.

Portions of this event art funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts
and the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture.

For more information, please contact Beth Crosby or Christine McNair at
902.678.6002 or email book_sales@gaspereau.com.

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