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Wayzgoose! Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza

04/30/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for our twelfth annual Wayzgoose, or, letterpress and book arts extravaganza! Meet local printers and view their wares! Print your own keepsake! Make paper! Make paper creations! And, returning for the ninth year...Steamroller Printing, thanks to the Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma Sunrise Rotary, and Puget Sound Book Artists!!! We'll be creating 3' x 3' prints designed by local artists, some of which can be won at the Wayzgoose! 

This weekend is also the national, second annual Independent Bookstore Day! We're celebrating independent bookstores all weekend! Local celebrity authors will be driving the Steamroller! Our Steamroller Prints will celebrate Tacoma's literary heritage! Exclusive literary items will only available this weekend!

Wayzgoose is a TWO DAY festival! Check out the line-up for Day Two!

Bring a t-shirt or other fabric to screen print a design by Shroom Brothers

The Tacoma Wayzgoose is a collaboration between King's Books and letterpress printer Jessica Spring. The Steamroller Printing is possible through a partnership with neighboring businesses Doyle's Public House, the Harmon Tap Room, and The Hub


Participants include:

Andre Chaves of The Clinker Press

Beautiful Angle - Lance Kagey & Tom Llewellyn

Calvin Christoph 

Carl Montford of Montford Press

Carol Clifford of Orange House Press

Cathy Moeller & Jon Andre of C.J.'s Wooden Print Blocks

Chandler O'Leary of Anagram Press

Emily Riley of Rx Letterpress

Griffith Williams of East Point West Press

Jenny Craig of Notta Pixie Press

Jessica Spring of Springtide Press

Katie Dean of Little Green Cards

L'Arche Farm & Gardens

Mare Blocker of MKimberly Press

Myrna Keliher of Expedition Press

Pacific Lutheran University students

Tacoma Book Artists

Yoshiko Yamamoto & Bruce Smith of The Arts and Crafts Press


This year's Steamroller Printing celebrates Tacoma's literary heritage with prints inspired by such titans as Frank Herbert, Marissa Meyer, Richard Brautigan, Fay Fuller, and Dashiell Hammett. Schedule (subject to change):

11 am - 12:30Charles Wright Academy

                              Maggie Roberts

12:30 - 2:30 - Carrie Foster 

                         Katie Dean

2:30 - 4 - Candy Teeth Creative

                 Chandler O'Leary & Jessica Spring


Special Celebrity Author Steamroller Drivers (schedule to follow):

12 pm. Jackie Fender & Joshua Swainston of Creative Colloquy

1 pm. Marissa Meyer

3 pm. Laurie Cinotto

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402