It’s happening this weekend! Tomorrow, in fact. This year’s Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose & Open House will run in Kentville, NS on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Having checked in with folks in the know at the press, the latest details on the festivities and the location of the events are listed below.

ALL events will take place on Saturday, October, 22nd. They are ALL are free and open to the general public.




Things start off in the morning on Saturday at 10:30am, with THE AUTHOR’S SALON, moderated by Monica Kidd and including authors Erin Brubacher, Matt Robinson and Carmine Starnino. You can catch this literary shindig at Wickwire House B&B (183 Main Street, Kentville).

Also on Saturday at 10:30am, there’s a SCREENING OF ‘MAKING FACES,’ a documentary film by Richard Kegler; and PANEL DISCUSSION on the legacy of type designer Jim Rimmer featuring panelists Richard Kegler, Patrick Griffin and Rod McDonald. This is all happening at the Upper Room, Kings Arms Pub (390 Main Street, Kentville).

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Later on Saturday, from 2:00 to 4:30pm, there’s the ever-popular OPEN HOUSE at the Gaspereau Press Printing Works (47 Church Avenue, Kentville) featuring demos by our American guests Richard Kegler, Amos Kennedy and Amelia Fontanel, local letterpress printers Laura MacDonald (Deep Hollow Print) and Tina Arsenault (Arquoise Design), the Gaspereau Press crew, and a veritable whirlagust of visiting printers, bibliophiles & typophiles.


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Finally, the day concludes at 7:00pm, with A WAYZGOOSE EVENING with poetry readings by Erin Brubacher, Matt Robinson and Carmine Starnino and a panel discussion on “What the Heck is Going On in the United States?! (In the Book Arts)” with panelists Richard Kegler, Amos Kennedy and Amelia Fontanel (Upper Room, St. James Anglican Church Parish Hall, 18 Prospect Avenue).

It should be a great time. I’ll hope to see you there!




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