Sunday, July 13, 2008

The summer will soon be fading, but the warmth will remain on the west coast where the good times will roll at the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair this coming September 13th and 14th. There will also be a week long 'Festival of Anarchy' preceding the bookfair itself. Here's the first callout.
Canada, (Coast Salish territories) Victoria Anarchist Bookfair 2008 (September):
Hello All,
This is just a reminder for anyone who is interested in participating in this year's bookfair, the deadline for proposals is almost here! Please make sure you send us your info by JULY 1st! We look forward to your emails!
1. Announcing the Victoria's 3rd Annual Anarchist Bookfair!
---- 2. How to request a table…
---- 3. Workshops, Presentations…want to participate?
---- 4. Callout: Festival of Anarchy Events
---- 5. Get involved!
---- 6. Contact info
1. Announcing the Victoria's 3rd Annual Anarchist Bookfair!
Saturday and Sunday, September 13th (11am-7pm) & 14th (11am-5pm)
At the Downtown Community Activity Centre of the Victoria Cool Aid Society
755 Pandora St.,
Victoria, BC
We are glad to announce the third year of the only Anarchist Bookfair on the Canadian west coast. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond. We seek to introduce anarchism to the public, to further elaborate upon current and historical anarchist ideals and to foster dialogue between various anarchist tendencies. Participants from different anarchist traditions, visions, and practices are welcome.
The events include book and information tables,workshops, readings, films, presentations, and much more. A Festival ofAnarchy will take place during the week before the Bookfair, including a DIY Fair on September 12th, 2008.Proposal callouts for workshops, presentations, street art exhibits, films,Festival of Anarchy events and tables are included below. We look forward toyour suggestions and contributions!
2. How to request a table
The heart of the Bookfair is the main room including booksellers,distributors, independent presses and activist oriented groups from all over BC, North America, and abroad. Please make sure to read our statements of principles before contacting us to request a table. 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.
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Table space is limited, with some additional wall space for lightweight displays. (We will provide stick-pins to hang them.) Please carefully consider your needs before requesting a table.
½ Table = 4 ft X 2.5 ft
Full Table = 8 ft X 2.5 ft
--> For more information about table space and vendors, please consult ourwebsite:
NOTE: The deadline to request a table is July 1st 2008. (We cannot guarantee table space, inclusion on the poster, or in our program-zine for late submissions.)
3. Workshops, presentations…want to participate?
The Bookfair organizing collective is currently seeking workshop and presentation proposals. We are looking for workshops relating to anarchism and anti-authoritarian, indigenous or anarchist-supported struggles,alternative economic strategies and other anarchist related topics including classical anarchism, syndicalism, labour, feminism, anti-racism,anti-colonialism, resistance, solidarity, media, communications, animal rights, gender issues, health, poverty, art, non-violence, ecology, natural and sustainable building, cultural diversity, urban and self-reliant agriculture, co-operatives and the social economy, transportation alternatives, music distribution, bookbinding & self publishing, bookstores,dumpster diving and foraging, post-industrial society, and local exchange trading systems. The workshops and presentations could be aimed at peoplewho are curious about, or new to, anarchist ideas, or address ananarchist-themed topic in some depth intended for people who are alreadyfamiliar with anarchism, or who might identify as anarchists.
--> Please send proposals to:
Workshop space during the bookfair is limited. Presenters are encouraged to consider participation in the D.I.Y fair on Friday, September 12th, or anytime during the week-long Festival of Anarchy if workshop times during the Bookfair are full.
--> For more information about proposing workshops and presentations,including basic guidelines, please consult our website:
NOTE: The deadline for all workshop and presentation proposals is July 1st 2008. (We cannot guarantee a time slot during the Bookfair weekend, September13th and 14th, or inclusion in our program-zine for late submissions.)
4. Callout, Festival of Anarchy Events
In addition to the Bookfair, a "Festival of Anarchy" will take place during the preceding week, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Victoria. The only limit is your imagination. You can propose any number or types of events, including street art, posters, chalk arts, performance art, film-screenings, pranks, and social/political workshops. Past workshops included self-defence, dumpstering 101, various arts & crafts, stencil graffiti, body modifications, various bike stuff, creating gender bending devices(the imagination boggles-Molly), and/or DIY sex toys.
**Note: The D.I.Y. Fair will be held all day Friday, September 12th: If you can make it, it's D.I.Y., and if you can teach others to make it, that's what we're looking for!
Please have a venue in mind to include in your proposal for events that are not intended to be part of the D.I.Y. Fair
.--> Please send Festival of Anarchy including D.I.Y. Fair proposals to:
--> For more information about proposing Festival of Anarchy events,including basic guidelines, please consult our website:
NOTE: To ensure your Festival of Anarchy event will be included in the bookfair program-zine, please submit your proposal by July 1st 2008.
5. Get involved!
The Bookfair collective is always looking for new people to get involved in the collective to help with organizing. Before contacting us, please read our collective principles on our website:
We are also looking for volunteers to help before and during the Bookfair itself. Different positions are available such as postering, welcoming, information table, food distribution, room set-up, cleanup and more.If you would like to help with anything, please send your e-mail and/or phone number and how you'd like to participate (and locations if you're interested in postering in Victoria or Vancouver) to:
6. Contact information
If you have other ideas, suggestions, questions for the Bookfair or Festival of Anarchy, don't hesitate to get in touch with us! Also, please contact us if you'd like to receive regular updates and announcements by e-mail.
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