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(en) US, The 5th Annual New Orleans Bookfair & The anarchist ELISEE RECLUS conference

Date Sat, 16 Sep 2006 10:38:12 +0300


A celebration of independent publishing featuring small presses,
zinesters, book artists, anarchists, rabblerousers, weirdos, and more!
Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2006 Barrister's Gallery 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA http://www.nolabookfair.com/
Confirmed Participants So Far:
Aboveground Zine Library, ACLU of Louisiana, AK Press,
Authorviews, Banned Books, Black Rain Press, Bloomington Book
Arts Collective, Bluecamp Arts, Books 2 Prisoners, Bottletree
Productions, Civic Media Center, Contemporary Press, Counterpoise
Magazine, CrimethInc, Faubourg Marigny Books, Garrett County
Press, Get Lost Travel Books - San Francisco, Green Anarchy,
Heather Weathers, Hot Iron Press, Icon Studios, Iron Rail Book
Collective, Last Gasp, Multiple Streams of Stress, Neighborhood Story
Project, New Mouth From the Dirty South, New Orleans Review,
NOLA DIY, Patron Saint Productions, Pelican Publishing, Press
Street Books, Promethean Books, Soft Skull Books, Swamp Mama,
West Edge Books and News

EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 27th

READINGS AND PARTY: Location TBA, 7pm until... Local and
national writers read their work, hang out, and party..

SATURDAY, OCT. 28th

SET UP: 8am – 10am. Set up time for NOLA Bookfair
participants. All participants must be fully set up by 10am.

NOLA BOOKFAIR: 10am – 6pm, Barrister’s Gallery, 1724
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

READINGS & PERFORMANCES ON THE SCHOOL BUS: All day
long. More info soon.

DUNK THE MEDIA: All day long. Dunking booth featuring various
authors, New Orleans semi-celebrities, and iconoclasts.

FREE AUTHOR VIDEO SHOOTINGS: All day long. Patron Saint
Productions will be shooting free promotional videos of authors. Come
get a free video made!

RAFFLE: All day long. Enter the raffle to win a selection of books,
zines, and other goodies from the many publishers and other
participants at the bookfair.

SNO-BALLS: All day long. It's impossible to live a truly fulfilling life
in New Orleans without the occasional sno-ball, so we'll have them
available all day long to feed your sweet tooth and keep you cool.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: Around mid-day. Musical interlude
by New Orleans' own "Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship" - old
timey meets brass band meets klezmer meets punk.

BABYLON LEXICON OPENING: 10am – 6pm, Barrister’s
Gallery, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Book arts show featuring
work by both local and national book artists (runs through Nov. 30th).

PUNK SHOW AFTER PARTY: TBA.

AFTER AFTER PARTY: Very late night, Time and location TBA.
Dancing, DJ’s, fun.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29th

Sleep it off.

Other New Orleans events during or around the Bookfair weekend:

Mon, Oct. 9

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING TOUR: 7pm, $3-5 donation, at The
Iron Rail, 511 Marigny - Portland, OR based zine and book publishers
Microcosm Publishing will be making a New Orleans stop on their
"Thinkin' Stinkin' Rarely Drinkin'" tour. Readings from Dave Roche,
author of On Subbing, Joe Biel, author of Of Dice and Men, as well as
locals such as Kyle Bravo, editor of Making Stuff and Doing Things,
and John Gerken, author of I Hate This Part of Texas. Vegan food
will also be available from vegan chef Joshua Ploeg.

Fri, Oct. 27 - Mon, Oct. 30

CONFERENCE ON ELISEE RECLUS - New Orleans anarchist
(1830 - 1905): Loyola University. For more info contact John Clark at
clark@loyno.edu. Download a word document of the program for the
conference here.

Tues, Oct. 31

HALLOWEEN: Frenchmen Street, all night. Many people amass on
Frenchmen Street wearing crazy costumes and partying in the street.
Fun!ary justice!
<p>--Madd83 M(A)C | M(A)F 01:12, 8 SepteThe 5th Annual New
Orleans Bookfair - Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006

Friday, September 15 2006 @ 04:54 PM PDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Alternative MediaThe 5th Annual New Orleans Bookfair
A celebration of independent publishing featuring small presses,
zinesters, book artists, anarchists, rabblerousers, weirdos, and more!

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2006
Barrister's Gallery
1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
http://www.nolabookfair.com/

The 5th Annual New Orleans Bookfair
A celebration of independent publishing featuring small presses,
zinesters, book artists, anarchists, rabblerousers, weirdos, and more!

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2006
Barrister's Gallery
1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
http://www.nolabookfair.com/

Confirmed Participants So Far:
Aboveground Zine Library, ACLU of Louisiana, AK Press,
Authorviews, Banned Books, Black Rain Press, Bloomington Book
Arts Collective, Bluecamp Arts, Books 2 Prisoners, Bottletree
Productions, Civic Media Center, Contemporary Press, Counterpoise
Magazine, CrimethInc, Faubourg Marigny Books, Garrett County
Press, Get Lost Travel Books - San Francisco, Green Anarchy,
Heather Weathers, Hot Iron Press, Icon Studios, Iron Rail Book
Collective, Last Gasp, Multiple Streams of Stress, Neighborhood Story
Project, New Mouth From the Dirty South, New Orleans Review,
NOLA DIY, Patron Saint Productions, Pelican Publishing, Press
Street Books, Promethean Books, Soft Skull Books, Swamp Mama,
West Edge Books and News

EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 27th

READINGS AND PARTY: Location TBA, 7pm until... Local and
national writers read their work, hang out, and party..

SATURDAY, OCT. 28th

SET UP: 8am – 10am. Set up time for NOLA Bookfair
participants. All participants must be fully set up by 10am.

NOLA BOOKFAIR: 10am – 6pm, Barrister’s Gallery, 1724
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

READINGS & PERFORMANCES ON THE SCHOOL BUS: All day
long. More info soon.

DUNK THE MEDIA: All day long. Dunking booth featuring various
authors, New Orleans semi-celebrities, and iconoclasts.

FREE AUTHOR VIDEO SHOOTINGS: All day long. Patron Saint
Productions will be shooting free promotional videos of authors. Come
get a free video made!

RAFFLE: All day long. Enter the raffle to win a selection of books,
zines, and other goodies from the many publishers and other
participants at the bookfair.

SNO-BALLS: All day long. It's impossible to live a truly fulfilling life
in New Orleans without the occasional sno-ball, so we'll have them
available all day long to feed your sweet tooth and keep you cool.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: Around mid-day. Musical interlude
by New Orleans' own "Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship" - old
timey meets brass band meets klezmer meets punk.

BABYLON LEXICON OPENING: 10am – 6pm, Barrister’s
Gallery, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Book arts show featuring
work by both local and national book artists (runs through Nov. 30th).

PUNK SHOW AFTER PARTY: TBA.

AFTER AFTER PARTY: Very late night, Time and location TBA.
Dancing, DJ’s, fun.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29th

Sleep it off.

Other New Orleans events during or around the Bookfair weekend:

Mon, Oct. 9

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING TOUR: 7pm, $3-5 donation, at The
Iron Rail, 511 Marigny - Portland, OR based zine and book publishers
Microcosm Publishing will be making a New Orleans stop on their
"Thinkin' Stinkin' Rarely Drinkin'" tour. Readings from Dave Roche,
author of On Subbing, Joe Biel, author of Of Dice and Men, as well as
locals such as Kyle Bravo, editor of Making Stuff and Doing Things,
and John Gerken, author of I Hate This Part of Texas. Vegan food
will also be available from vegan chef Joshua Ploeg.

Fri, Oct. 27 - Mon, Oct. 30

CONFERENCE ON ELISEE RECLUS - New Orleans anarchist
(1830 - 1905): Loyola University. For more info contact John Clark at
clark@loyno.edu. Download a word document of the program for the
conference here.

Tues, Oct. 31

HALLOWEEN: Frenchmen Street, all night. Many people amass on
Frenchmen Street wearing crazy costumes and partying in the street. Fun!
---------------------------------------------
Elisee Reclus Conference, Oct. 27-30, 2006

Last year marked the 175th anniversary of the birth
of Elisée Reclus and the 100th anniversary of his death. A
conference in New Orleans scheduled on the occasion of this double
anniversary was postponed because of the destruction caused by
Hurricane Katrina, but it has been rescheduled for this fall. At that
time we will gather to discuss the life and work of Reclus and to
investigate the ways in which his legacy is relevant to our world today.
The conference is planned to coincide with the New Orleans Bookfair,
and conference scheduling will allow time for participants to attend
that event also.

HUMANITY AND THE EARTH/L'HOMME ET LA TERRE:
THE LEGACY OF ELISEE RECLUS (1830-1905)
October 27-30, 2006
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA USA

Last year marked the 175th anniversary of the birth of Elisée Reclus
and the 100th anniversary of his death. A conference in New Orleans
scheduled on the occasion of this double anniversary was postponed
because of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, but it has
been rescheduled for this fall. At that time we will gather to discuss
the life and work of Reclus and to investigate the ways in which his
legacy is relevant to our world today. The conference is planned to
coincide with the New Orleans Bookfair, and conference scheduling
will allow time for participants to attend that event also.

Reclus is considered by many to be the greatest geographer of his age
and is generally recognized as a pioneering figure in the development
of social geography. His eighteen-thousand page Nouvelle
Géographie Universelle was a monumental intellectual achievement
which, as geographer Gary Dunbar observes, "for a generation was to
serve as the ultimate geographical authority" and constituted "probably
the greatest individual writing feat in the history of geography." His
work culminated in the thirty-five-hundred-page L'Homme et la
Terre, a grand synthesis of his ideas concerning geography, history,
philosophy, politics, sociology, religion, anthropology, and many other
fields.

Reclus, perhaps more than any other 19th century social thinker,
contributed to the development of a comprehensive ecological world
view. His focus on our place in nature is expressed in the opening
words of L'Homme et la Terre: "Humanity is Nature becoming
self-conscious." Reclus can be seen as a founder of both social
ecology and political ecology, inasmuch as he carefully traced the
interconnections between the social, the political and the ecological,
and he saw the solution to ecological problems as necessitating a
wide-ranging, and indeed revolutionary political and economic
transformation of society.

In addition, Reclus was a major social philosopher and one of the
foremost theorists of anarchism. His analysis of the state, capitalism,
technology, racism, patriarchy, authoritarian culture and the
domination of nature constitutes perhaps the most far-ranging critique
of domination in the history of anarchist thought. He was also an
important figure in the development of urbanism, was one of the most
original theorists of libertarian education, and made important
contributions to ethical vegetarianism and the consideration of our
treatment of other species.

Finally, Reclus lived an extraordinary life as a scientist, scholar,
revolutionary and human being. He saw all his diverse activities as
integral expressions of his commitment to the struggle for human
freedom and of his concern for the good of humanity and other living
beings. Biographers have described his life as an inspiring example of
compassion, solidarity, egalitarianism, dedication, humility,
intellectual curiosity, joy in living, and a deep love of humanity and
nature.

Program for the Conference

All events (with the exception of the Saturday evening dinner) will be
held in
the Octavia Rooms of the Danna Center at Loyola University

Friday, October 27

Registration
6:30-7:30 PM

Session I
7:30-9:00 PM

Keynote Address
Chair: Robert Caldwell (Industrial Workers of the World)
Speaker: Peter Marshall (Fellow, Royal Geographical Society)
“Classical Anarchism in the Age of Reclus”

Saturday, October 28

Visit to the New Orleans Bookfair
10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Registration
1:00-1:30 PM

Session II
1:30-3:30 PM

Chair: Sean Benjamin (Iron Rail Book Collective)
Peter Marshall (Fellow, Royal Geographical Society): “Elisée
Reclus, Geographer of
Freedom”
Dana Ward (Pitzer College): “Kropotkin and Reclus' Friendship
and the Cross-
fertilization of Ideas”
Aragorn! (Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed): "The Future of
Green Anarchy: Reclus
Beyond the City and the Primitive"

Session III
4:00-6:00 PM

Chair: Mark Antliff (Duke University)
Patricia Leighten (Duke University): “Abstracting Anarchism:
Elisée Reclus, František
Kupka and the Project of Modernist Art”
Amy F. Ogata (Bard Graduate Center): "Van de Velde, Reclus, and
the Applied Arts"
Serena Keshavjee (University of Winnipeg): "The Relationship of
Symbolist Painter Eugène
Carrière to Elisée Reclus and Anarchism"

A Reclusian Banquet
“foods in accord with our ideal of beauty”
Créole Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine
with “Cabaret Elisée”
featuring Paul Gailiunas &
Ukulele Against the Machine
7:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, October 29

Session IV
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Chair: Kate James (Iron Rail Book Collective)
John Clark (Loyola University): “Elisée Meets the Big Easy: On
Antebellum and
Postdiluvian Anarchy”
Athanasius Isaac (University of Alabama): “You Can’t Flood a
Social Relationship Either:
An Anarchist Examination of an Unqualified Disaster and its
Relationship to
Socio-spatial Change”
Fire (Green Anarchy): “Reclus: A ‘Green’ Egoist
Anarchist Exploration”

Session V
1:30-3:30 PM

Chair: Hélène Ducros (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Mark Bonta (Delta State University): “Mapping Reclus onto
Deleuze: Toward a
Geophilosophy of the ‘New Earth’”
Philippe Pelletier (University of Lyon): “The Great Divide to
Overcome: East and West
as Seen by Elisée Reclus”
Kent Mathewson (Louisiana State University): “Elisée
Reclus’ Latin American Writings
and Travel”

Session VI
4:00-5:30 PM

Chair: Jordan Flaherty (Left Turn Magazine)
Francisco di Santis (Common Ground Collective): “Mutual Aid in
New Orleans: From
Elisée Reclus to the Common Ground Collective”

Monday, October 30

Field Trip
(10:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Tour of Post-Katrina New Orleans
Meetings with grassroots recovery organizations and activists.
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