Thursday, June 20

Registration Check-in: 8:30 am for Workshop Attendees; 9:30-5 pm for Wayzgoose Attendees

Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203


From Scrap to Chap: Low-tech Bookbinding Using Printer’s Waste

Mary Sullivan
Crowing Hens Bindery (and Hatch Show Print alum!)
9 am – 4 pm, including a break for lunch

In this workshop participants will learn how to begin bookbinding by using printer’s waste and scrap materials. This workshop will explore both simple and decorative sewn pamphlets and a multi-section binding with exposed sewing. Books made from this workshop will highlight the recyclability of materials that are otherwise unusable at the press and how they can be reused to make perfect for sketchbooks, journals, art journals, and “junk” journals.

We will also explore economical alternatives to traditional bookbinding tools and equipment, some of which are “free” and others that you can make to suit your bookbinding needs. Each participant will leave with several pamphlets and a multi-section sewn binding as well as the knowledge to continue making books in their own studios. Participants are encouraged to bring paper and pencil for notes and diagrams. All tools and materials will be provided for the duration of the workshop. No previous binding experience is needed.

Max: 10

Down and Dirty Daredevil Typesetting

Cory Wasnewsky
Three Cheers Press and current HSP designer-printer!
9 am – 4 pm, with an hour break for lunch

An introduction into the world of daredevil typesetting as it is done in a high demand production shop. Over the course of the day-long workshop, participants will learn a wide range of tips, tricks, and techniques for typesetting outside the traditional square including the use of other materials in conjunction with traditional printer’s furniture to achieve the desired forme. The workshop will end with participants creating a one or two color image made using a combination of type and ornaments. No letterpress experience is necessary, and all are encouraged to sign up for this workshop.

Max: 10

Friday, June 21

Registration Check-in: 9 am – 5 pm

Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Open Spaces

9 am – 11 am:  Nashville Public Library Special Collections
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Selections from the Wilson Collection, Second Floor
The Wilson Collection includes over 800 limited edition books, dating from 1929 to the present, published by the Limited Editions Club and Arion Press, as well as separate portfolios of some of the fine artwork that illustrates many of the beautifully-bound books.

11 am – 1 pm: Vanderbilt Special Collections
419 21st Ave S, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
Selections from the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana
The J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana at Vanderbilt University includes unique primary sources on 17th to 20th-century Colombian history and culture. The result of a half-century of collecting on three continents by the late J. León Helguera, professor of history and ardent bibliophile, the collection is one of the largest and most wide-ranging in the United States. The collection includes books, manuscripts, broadsides, pamphlets (including novenas), royal cedulas, programas, and newspapers.

Opportunities to Get Dirty

Vandercook Troubleshooting, Problem Solving, and Maintenance
9 am – 1 pm
Cory Wasnewsky of Hatch Show Print will be running through general maintenance and troubleshooting on the shop’s Vandercook Universal I and SP-15, two of the shop’s workhorse presses.

For anyone who is curious about how the presses work, or is experiencing recurring issues on a similar press, this will be a great opportunity to get up close with the press and the parts, because Cory can break it down for you. If you prefer to learn by watching, you’re welcome to hang out; if you you wish to dive in and lend a hand to learn while doing, join us!

Get Inky at Hatch Show Print
9 am – 12 pm
Our classroom, a print shop within a print shop, is chock full of type, a tabletop platen press (Sigwalt), and two sign presses, ready to be used. We’ll select an array of hand carved image blocks from the shop’s magical wall o’type to incorporate with words you set yourself. Educators will be on hand to facilitate and assist, but we also hope that in the spirit of the ‘Goose, experienced printers will team up with those who may be new to the process, to share expertise and fun.

“Steam” Roller Printing

10 am – 3 pm: Outside on the street!
224 5th Avenue South


Afternoon Presentation: 19th Century Printers’ Periodicals

Dave Peat
Grand Foyer
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Enter at 224 5th Avenue South (take elevators to the Fourth Floor)
4 pm

Welcome Reception

4-7 pm Grand Foyer
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Enter at 224 5th Avenue South (take the elevators to the Fourth Floor)

Saturday, June 22

Letterpress Flea Market

8 am – 11 am


Annual Auction Benefiting APA

11 am – 1 pm







Afternoon Experience: Manual Feed

Firecracker Press, Hatch Show Print, and Special Guests
4 pm
Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue South


Banquet Reception and Dinner

6 pm
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Evening Program: A Tale of Two Poster Shops

Kim Miller, Tribune Showprint
Celene Aubry, Hatch Show Print
7:30 pm
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Sunday, June 23

Print Swap and Coffee

9 am – Noon

If you are still with us, and have prints you want to share or swap, join us in the print shop!
10 am Shop Walk (casual tour, if there is interest)

Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue South