Montreal's 10th Annual Anarchist Bookfair

2009-05-16
2009-05-17
Etc/GMT-7

at the CEDA, 2515 Delisle (a short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro)

Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy, throughout the month of May 2009 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair -- and month-long Festival of Anarchy -- brings together anarchist ideas and practice, through words, images, music, theatre and day-to-day struggles for justice, dignity and collective liberation.

The Bookfair is as much for people who don't necessarily consider themselves anarchists, but are curious about anarchism, as it is a space for anarchists to meet, network and share in a spirit of respect and solidarity. All are welcome.

The Bookfair is organized in a spirit of openness towards the different traditions, visions, and practices of anarchism. Together we share a commitment to promoting anarchism through the values of mutual aid, grassroots democracy, direct action, autonomy and solidarity, while opposing oppression in all its forms. The Bookfair principles are linked here: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/4

The Bookfair is one of the largest anarchist events in North America, and for the past decade, an important gathering and reference point for anti-authoritarian ideas and practice. This year marks an important milestone for the Bookfair: our tenth anniversary.

What Happens at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair?; read more here: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/3

Accessibility Statement: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/6
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HELP PROMOTE THE BOOKFAIR

If you can help promote the Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy in your neighborhood, school or community, get in touch NOW! (info@salonanarchiste.ca)

We will have preliminary flyer shortly, and our final poster and pamphlet will be ready in February. We will be actively promoting the Bookfair all over the Montreal-area, in both anarchist and non-anarchist spaces.

If you are from outside Montreal, get in touch if you would like us to send you posters and pamphlets. We are also hoping to have these materials available for download on our website in February.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Workshops, Tables, Art Exhibits & Films, Festival of Anarchy Events)

a) Workshop Proposals

Proposals for the Day of Workshops (Sunday, May 17) should address an anarchist-themed topic in some depth, and should be intended for people who are already familiar with anarchism, or might identify as anarchists. The collective will accept between 10 to 15 workshops.

Workshop proposals for the Bookfair day (Saturday, May 16) should be introductory workshops to anarchism, or an aspect of anarchism, and should be aimed at people who are curious about, or new to, anarchist ideas. These workshops should be accessible to non-anarchists. The collective will accept up to 6 introductory workshops.

More detailed information about workshop proposals, including guidelines and previous workshops, is linked at: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/9

--> The deadline for workshop proposals is MARCH 1, 2009

b) Tabling at the Bookfair

The heart of the Bookfair is the main auditorium will include booksellers, distributors, independent presses and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec and North America, and abroad. Please make sure to read our principles www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/4.

Contact us at info@anarchistbookfair.ca to request table space. If you haven't tabled at the Bookfair before, please include a short description of your group and the material you intend to distribute at the Bookfair.

--> The deadline to request a table is APRIL 1, 2009.

c) Art Exhibits and Films

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will again be displaying artwork relating to anarchism and anti-authoritarian, autonomous or anarchist-supported struggles. Please consider proposing an exhibit of photos, posters, original art, repros - anything within the parameters of the Bookfair that can be mounted on a wall or placed in a corner!

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will also have a film room running all day, showing films related to anarchism or anarchist-supported struggles, that fall within the principles of the Anarchist Bookfair.

--> The deadline for art exhibit and film proposals is APRIL 1, 2009.

d) Festival of Anarchy Events

In addition to the Bookfair and Day of Workshops, the entire month of May is part of a Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Montreal. The Bookfair collective compiles a Festival of Anarchy calendar, but we count on you to organize the actual Festival of Anarchy events. Get in touch to reserve a date for your event in May (calendar dates are "first come first served").

--> The deadline to submit Festival of Anarchy events, to be included in our public calendar, is APRIL 1, 2009.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have other ideas for the Bookfair or Festival of Anarchy, don't hesitate to get in touch with a proposal! Contact us to receive regular updates and announcements by e-mail.

post:
Montreal's Anarchist Bookfair
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204
Montréal, Québec, H3G 1N1

e-mail: info@anarchistbookfair.ca
web: www.anarchistbookfair.ca

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