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Beyond Books: What's Happening With The Ann Arbor District Library And The Wayzgoose Festival

Oct 2, 2019

2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival Logo
Credit Ann Arbor District Library / aadl.org

Libraries are about so much more than just books, so we bring you “Beyond Books,” here on 89.1 WEMU.

On our next segment, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi and Jody Harnish of the Ann Arbor District Library about the upcoming "WAYZGOOSE" festival celebrating the art of printing.


Wayzgoose Letterpress
Credit Ann Arbor District Library / aadl.org

About the Wayzgoose Festival

Traditionally, a wayzgoose was an annual celebration put on by a master printer for his workmen.  Nowadays, it’s a festival that celebrates the art and practice of printing by hand.  

The 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival features some of the most exciting artists working in the field of printing today. 

Wayzgoose Schedule of Events

Wayzgoose Letterpress
Credit Ann Arbor District Library / aadl.org

Friday October 11

5:10–6:00pm
Patricia A. Cost: Puzzles, Type Revivals, and Getting to Know the Bentons
Clark Library, University of Michigan (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 2nd Floor)

6–7:00pm
Ben Denzer: Cheese, Stamps, Wheels, Catalogs, and Ice Cream
Clark Library, University of Michigan (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 2nd Floor)

7–9:00pm
Opening Reception
Meet & mingle with Wayzgoose vendors and members of the local printing community.  Then catch a gallery talk by Amos Kennedy.
Ann Arbor Art Center (117 W Liberty)

8–8:30 pm
Gallery Talk with Amos Kennedy
Join us during the opening reception for the 2019 Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival, where Amos Kennedy will discuss his exhibit Stuff Found in the Back of the Flat File, on display at the Art Center from October 1 to October 13.
Ann Arbor Art Center (117 W Liberty)

Saturday October 12

All events take place at the Downtown Library.

Exhibit | Wayzgoose 2019 Posters and Paper Sculpture: The Art of American Printmaking
This exhibit runs September 4 to October 18 and features works by Sarah Brown of Questionable Press and Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints.
Lower Level

10:30am–noon
Voices in Print Speaker Series

Talks include:
10:30–11:00am: Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints
11–11:30am: Sarah Brown of Questionable Press
11:30–noon: Greg Walters, Typecaster & Printer
Multi Purpose Room

Noon–5:30pm
Vendor Fair
Shop a fabulous vendor fair featuring all hand-printed goods in the mediums of letterpress, screen printing, and block printing. Pick up some handmade wood type, lead ornaments, various printers tools, or even your very own letterpress.
1st Floor Lobby

Noon–3:30pm
Pedal Prints
Visit the Ann Arbor Art Center's screen printing bike, Pedal Prints, and pull a limited edition Wayzgoose screen print!  All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Front Porch

Noon–3:30pm
Street Ink
Make a unique print from historic Ann Arbor manhole covers.  All ages are welcome but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Youth Story Corner

1–4:00pm
Hands-On Printmaking!
Drop into the Secret Lab anytime between 1pm-4pm to create your own prints!  Bind and letterpress decorate a spiral notebook, print a special Wayzgoose bookmark, and screen print with Modati Studios.
Secret Lab

 

A book made with cheese slices! You can meet the author at Wayzgoose!
Credit Saveur

A book made with cheese slices! You can meet the author at Wayzgoose!
Credit Sauveur

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