JCBA's Third Annual
an online video event

Join us from wherever you are on Bartlemas Night!
Monday August 24, 2020
7 PM Eastern Daylight Time
(video available anytime after, too)

featuring printer CATALINA ROJAS of Puropapel, Miami
your host JOHN CUTRONE, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Letterpress! History! Stories and songs! It's the virtual online 2020 Library Wayzgoose Festival on Bartlemas Night from FAU Libraries and the 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.

While we'll miss seeing you all in person at the Jaffe, the good news is our celebration this year is world wide, and we're delighted to have you join us, anytime you want, from wherever you are in the world: we bid you welcome.


This year's commemorative print was designed, printed, and constructed by hand by our featured Wazygoose printer Catalina Rojas of Puropapel in Miami. Prints can be yours, as supplies last, on a donation basis: We'll send you one print as our gift for your $10 donation to the Jaffe Support Fund. Donate $40 and we'll send you a set of five, printed on varied color papers. Your support is especially crucial to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at this time. Please donate through our online donation portal at Florida Atlantic University Foundation. Once you've made your gift, send an email to JCBA Director John Cutrone ( stating your mailing address and the dollar amount of your gift. John will see to it that Wayzgoose prints are sent your way!