BACK ON TRACK!
JCBA'S FIFTH ANNUAL
LIBRARY WAYZGOOSE FESTIVAL
AN ONLINE VIDEO EVENT
Join us from wherever you are for the premiere on Lady Day
Saturday March 25, 2023
7 PM Eastern Daylight Time
(video available anytime afterward, too)
featuring printer JENNIFER FARRELL of Starshaped Press
music by PATTY LARKIN
your host JOHN CUTRONE, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Our annual Bartlemas Wayzgoose (St. Bartholomew's Day, August 24, is the traditional date for a good old-fashioned printers' Wayzgoose) was delayed, as many of you know, in 2022. Our musical guest, Patty Larkin, had an accident last summer that scared all of us when a spinal cord injury left her paralyzed. But after months of treatment and hard work and recovery, we're so happy to report that Patty Larkin is back, and in good health, and now... it's full steam ahead for our Wayzgoose.
For our new Wayzgoose Premiere date, we've chosen an equally quirky date in the round of the year: Saturday March 25 is Lady Day, and for the occasion, we suggest making a batch of delicious steamy waffles to enjoy with this year's Wayzgoose. Watch the Wayzgoose to understand why: your host John Cutrone will explain all.
This year our featured printer is JENNIFFER FARRELL, Principal Designer and Printer of Starshaped Press in Chicago, Illinois. Jen's approach? Ditch the plastic. Unlike most contemporary letterpress shops that rely on photopolymer plates, Starshaped focuses on reusing existing wood and metal types (some over 150 years old) for all projects.
Jennifer Farrell began printing in 1996 at Fireproof Press in Chicago, and in 1999, struck out on her own, armed with the ideals of a Luddite and ridiculous notions of keeping letterpress as old school as possible. All these years later, Starshaped remains true to that mission of preserving the tools of letterpress printing while pushing the craft forward and contributing to (and some of us might say leading) today's vibrant print community.
JENNIFER FARRELL began printing in 1996 at Fireproof Press in Chicago, and in 1999, struck out on her own, armed with the ideals of a Luddite and ridiculous notions of keeping letterpress as old school as possible. All these years later, Starshaped remains true to that mission of preserving the tools of letterpress printing while pushing the craft forward and contributing to (and some of us might say leading) today's vibrant print community.
Our musical guest is PATTY LARKIN. Patty is a visionary of sound and wonder––a real deal version of artistry made of equal parts guitar wizardry and vocals shot through with soul and inventive lyrics that ripple across the heart's terrain. Described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly), and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter), Patty has captured audiences for over 30 years with an imagination, enchantment, and technical artistry that has redefined the boundaries of the guitar driven singer songwriter.
With eleven studio albums and two live recordings under her belt, Patty Larkin mines the intersections of poetry and song with her newest recording, "Bird in a Cage," released on her own Road Narrows Records. The innovative record puts ten notable poets to song, including US Poet Laureates William Carlos Williams, Stanley Kunitz, Kay Ryan, Robert Pinsky, and Billy Collins. The result is a haunting collection that pulses with the magic of lyricism in an album that leaves standard songwriting forms behind, crossing instead into a world where rhyme is optional and phrases unfold at their own speed.
Your host is JOHN CUTRONE, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts and a printer and book artist himself and proprietor of Convivio Bookworks.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Like all JCBA programs, this Wayzgoose is brought to you by you: please consider supporting our efforts with a gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund. The 2022 Library Wayzgoose Festival is also made possible thanks to the generosity of the following supporters:
ABLE INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: a family-owned, fourth generation design and print shop in West Palm Beach, Florida. Whether you're looking for business cards, wedding invitations, or custom writing papers, Able does amazing work. ableinvitations.com
CONVIVIO BOOKWORKS: a book arts studio in Lake Worth, Florida, with a deep interest in seasonal traditions and the round of the year (and quirky holidays like Bartlemas and Lady Day). Find artisan goods for all the seasons at their website. conviviobookworks.com
This Wayzgoose is also brought you by our Master Printers & Printer's Devils:
Janet Bertinuson • Madam Pele's Hand Maiden • Donna Sirutis • Lindy Zack
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