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(en) Up-to-date information about the 6th Montreal ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR (May 21) and the FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY (April 28-May 24)

From Montreal Anarchist Bookfair <anarchistbookfair@taktic.org>
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2005 18:16:22 +0200 (CEST)

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[3rd Announcement: The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, the largest anarchist
event in North America, in less than two months away! This e-mail includes
new information about bookfair programming. Please read below for details.
And, please post and forward this announcement to anyone -- anarchists and
people are curious about anarchism -- who might be interested in attending
the bookfair. See you in May in Montreal!]
Montreal's 6th Annual ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR Saturday, May 21, 2005, 10am-6pm
2515 rue Delisle (near Lionel-Groulx metro) MONTREAL, QUEBEC Free! Welcome to all.
** The largest anarchist event in North America
** Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy (April 28-May 24)
** Followed by a full day of Anarchist Presentations and Workshops (May
22, 2005) **

[For complete information, please consult our updated and redesigned
website: http://anarchistbookfair.taktic.org, or read below ...]


<-> Festival of Anarchy (April 28-May 24): The Bookfair weekend is preceded
and followed by a diverse array of events relating to anarchism. The
opening event of the Festival of Anarchy will be a Panel on Anarchism and
Education (April 28). Some other confirmed Festival of Anarchy events
include Mayworks!: A Festival of Working People and the Arts (April 29-May
1); Land, Decolonization and Self-Determination: A Conference to Confront
Canadian Colonialism (May 13-15); as well book launches, film nights,
benefit shows, panels, poetry readings and more. An updated list of
Festival of Anarchy events is available at:

<-> Living Theatre: The Bookfair collective is pleased to announce that the
6th Annual Anarchist Bookfair will be opened on Friday, May 20 by a
performance by the Living Theatre (performance to take place at 8:30pm at
"La place a cote", 4571 rue Papineau, in Montreal). Founded in 1947 as an
imaginative alternative to the commercial theater by Judith Malina, the
LIVING THEATRE has staged more than 80 productions performed in eight
languages in 25 countries on four continents - a unique body of work that
has influenced theater the world over. The Living Theatre will also
present a film on the evening of Saturday, May 21, after the Bookfair.
More info about the Living Theatre is available at:

<-> Kidz Invasion!: This year, the Bookfair is organizing a full programme
of activities for kids and their parents, with arts and crafts, theatre,
dance, music-making, sports and games and more. The programme will include
workshops and discussions for parents. For more info, visit:

<-> Bookmobile: For the first time, the Bookmobile will be on-site during
the Bookfair weekend. The BOOKMOBILE project explores the long held
tradition of bookmobiles as traveling libraries that promote the
distribution of information. The Bookmobile travels across the United
States and Canada in a vintage airstream trailer visiting a variety of
communities. Their traveling collection of approximately 300 book works
range from handmade and one-of-a-kind to photocopied and small press
publications. For more information about the bookmobile, including photos,
visit: http://www.mobilivre.org

<-> IWW Centennial Tour (1905-2005): The Traveling Wobbly Show is touring
25 cities in the US and Canada during the centennial year of the
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). The show, which will be on display
on May 21 and May 22 at the Bookfair site, consists of 25 one-foot-square
panels from WOBBLIES, A GRAPHIC HISTORY (published by Verso), one by each
of the artists in the book (to be published by Verso in March and
available at the Bookfair), as well as a half-dozen or more panels
honoring the late Wobbly artist Carlos Cortez, and two on the theme of
Emma Goldman and the IWW. A gallery of the images can be viewed at:
http://www.wobblyshow.org. There will be other art works on display at the
Bookfair. Visit http://anarchistbookfair.taktic.org/art.html for updates
about art exhibits at the Bookfair.

<-> Anarchism in America 2005: The Bookfair will be the Canadian premiere
of ANARCHISM IN AMERICA that updates Pacific Street Film’s 1980
feature-length documentary with new footage shot in the summer of 2004.
More info about Anarchism in America is available at:
http://www.psfp.com/anarchism.htm. The Bookfair will also be showing films
thoughout the Bookfair on May 21. A full programme will be posted soon at:

<-> Arsenic33: Benefit Show for the Anarchist Bookfair. This year, our
benefit show will highlight the alternative band Arsenic33 and releases
from their new album "Counterpointes". The show will take place on May 12
(mark your calendars!). For more info about Arsenic33 and to listen to
excerpts from their recent album, visit: http://www.arseniq33.com

<-> Workshops and Presentations: There will be twenty-one separate
workshops and presentations during the Bookfair weekend -- six
introductory-style workshops on the Bookfair day (May 21) and fifteen more
presentations on the Day of Anarchist Workshops (May 22).

This year, our workshop presenters include Ashanti Alston, Allan Antliff,
Ann Hansen, Matt Hern and Cindy Milstein, as well as members of Anarchist
Black Cross groups in Chicago, Philadelphia and Melbourne (Australia),
Limpfist (Toronto), Midwest Unrest (Chicago), NEFAC (Quebec City and
Sherbrooke), No One Is Illegal-Toronto, the Ontario Coalition Against
Poverty (OCAP), Queers United Against Kapitalism (Vancouver), Triangle
Trash (Ottawa) and the Vancouver Squeegee Council.

Montreal-area groups involved with workshops and presentations include:
the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, Anti-Capitalist Ass Pirates,
Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC), Cogitateurs Agitateurs, Healthy Planet
Kitchens, Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM), Liberterre,
Mauvaise Herbe, NEFAC, No One Is Illegal, Projet Accompagnment Solidarité
Colombia (PASC), Pink Panthers, and more. For more info about workshops
and presentations, please visit:

<-> Solidarity Room: This year, the Anarchist Bookfair will include a
"Solidarity Room", highlighting various social struggles of interest to
all who care for social justice. This year there will be five Solidarity
Room presentations: "Self-determination in Haiti and Canadian complicity
in occupation"; "The Struggles of Kanien'keha:ka (Mohawk territories)";
"Solidarity Across Borders: The March for Status to Ottawa"; "The People's
Global Action (PGA) Bloc and the fight against SNC Lavalin"; and "Quebec's
Student Uprising". For the Solidarity Room schedule, please visit:

<-> Booksellers, Distributors and Vendors: The heart of the bookfair is the
main auditorium on May 21, 2005, which will include booksellers,
distributors, independent presses and political groups from all over
Montreal, Quebec and North America, and abroad. This year we will have a
record number of distributors present at the bookfair, including the
best-ever selection of French publications since the bookfair began. A
list of vendors at the bookfair will be available later in April at:

<-> Radio: CKUT Community Radio will once again be broadcasting live from
the Montreal Bookfair on May 21, 2005, as well as producing another radio
documentary series on anarchism. Stay tuned to CKUT at 90.3fm in Montreal
or visit http://www.ckut.ca

For more updates and highlights:

Montreal's 6th Annual
Saturday, May 21, 2005, 10am-6pm
2515 rue Delisle
(near Lionel-Groulx metro)
Free! Welcome to all!

Mainspace and 1st floor rooms are wheelchair accessible.
The bookfair is a child-friendly event. Bring your kids!
Free childcare on-site.

books, pamphlets & zines ...
discussions, readings & debates ...
poetry, film & art ...
workshops, lectures & panels ...
and more ...

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy is the largest
anarchist event in North America, and an important exchange of anarchist
and anti-authoritarian ideas. The Bookfair is for anarchists and
non-anarchists alike, in French and English, with participants from all
over North America and beyond. Founded in May 2000, the bookfair is now
entering its sixth year.

web: http://anarchistbookfair.taktic.org
tel: 514-859-9090 (messages only)
e-mail: anarchistbookfair@taktic.org
post: Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
2033, St-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, Quebec
Nous parlons francais.
Se habla espagnol.

<-> To receive regular updates and announcements by e-mail, please send
your e-mail address to: anarchistbookfair@taktic.org

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