Save the Date
for JCBA's Fourth Annual
LIBRARY WAYZGOOSE FESTIVAL: The Power of the Press
an online video event

Join us from wherever you are on
Bartlemas Night for the premiere!
Tuesday August 24, 2021
7 PM Eastern Daylight Time
(video available anytime afterward, too)

featuring printer BEN BLOUNT
music by JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON
your host JOHN CUTRONE, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts



St. Bartholomew is a patron saint of bookbinders, and his feast day, Bartlemas, is a red-letter day for papermakers and printers, too. Especially in England, where the Bartlemas Wayzgoose celebration has become a traditional day of festivity in printshops, celebrating the printer's craft and the transition from summer to autumn.

We've set the day aside these four years now, celebrating on its traditional date, bringing you each year an outstanding letterpress printer and some fine, fine music. This year our featured printer is Ben Blount of Evanston, Illinois. You may remember Ben as our featured Wayzgoose printer back in 2018; he was great then, but since then he's really found his place in letterpress and a powerful voice speaking out against injustice and racism. When we think of the words "The Power of the Press," for us it is Ben Blount who comes to mind first and foremost. We'll be chatting with Ben about some of the projects he's produced in the past few years.

Musically, we're taking flight from South Florida this year and taking you to New York's Hudson River Valley for a special Wayzgoose concert with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, who are best known for their song "Ashokan Farewell," which film director Ken Burns chose to feature in his PBS documentary, "The Civil War." Their music has been part of many Ken Burns films since. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are, quite simply, the heart and soul of American Roots Music, and we are so honored they'll be part of our Library Wayzgoose Celebration.

JCBA's celebration this year, like last year, will be a virtual one. While we'll miss seeing you all in person at the Jaffe, the good news is our celebration this year can be worldwide.

AUGUST 24, 2021 at 7 Eastern: Save the date and we'll keep you posted here and via Facebook and Instagram (@jaffecenterforbookarts) with video links and watch parties. Get ready to make it a grand and happy Bartlemas Wayzgoose!

THANK YOU to our Wayzgoose Sponsors



Able Invitations & StationeryConvivio BookworksFine Press Book AssociationLux Mentis, BooksellersModern PostcardTalasYelp Palm Beach

Master Printers

Rhonda Luongo • Marcie McGuire • Cynthia Lovelace Sears

Printer's Devils

Catherine Alice • Lindy Zack • Madam Pele's Hand Maiden

This Library Wayzgoose Festival is brought to you by you. We welcome you to join our faithful sponsors. Sponsorships are credited in the film and begin at only $50, which will earn you or your company the distinguished title of Printer's Devil. Earn the title Master Printer with a sponsorship of $100. Would you or your company like to be an Executive Producer? Contact JCBA Director John Cutrone jcutrone@fau.edu to get details on sponsorships. The process is ridiculously simple and our gratitude immense.

LOVE JCBA PROGRAMS?

JCBA programs are all brought to you by you. Please support us if you can with a tax-deductible gift. At our donation portal, you may make a gift to the Jaffe Support Fund, which helps us acquire new artists' books and prints for the Jaffe Collection, or the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund, which supports all of our educational programs. Thank you!