Friday, April 07, 2006

Welcome to the Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair 2006

In 2005, the Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair provided the public with the opportunity to learn, share ideas and connect with others over a free three-day event. Close to 1000 people we able to access radical books, see independent documentaries and participate in skill-share workshops. The event attracted vendors, speakers and participants from all over Western Canada. We received very positive full-page articles in both of Edmonton’s mainstream newspapers, reviews of our feature film presentation in both arts weekly magazines, and multiple interviews on independent radio stations.

More importantly, it gave Anarchists from throughout Western Canada and beyond a chance to meet, share stories and ideas, and gather new literature and learn, education being the heart and soul of the Anarchist project.

It was a resounding success, and this year's bookfair, September 1-3rd of 2006, looks to be even better.

In 2006, we hope to involve additional vendors and speakers, expand our pre-event fundraising, and continue to provide an open forum for Anarchists and non-Anarchists can share ideas, read books, and be challenged. Both the Anarchist and non-Anarchist communities will benefit from this event.

Some highlights will include:

Anarchist writers Allan Antliff and David Graeber (tentative)

Workshops on subjects ranging from community gardening to DIY to BDSM.

Vendors from Canada and the US bringing interesting, informative, and rare literature, videos, and more!

Free childcare!

Tasty food by donation.

Our Edmonton, City of Champions, Kronstadt on the North Saskatchewan, the Barcelona of the Prairies -- a great place to dine, see a film, socialise, or plot revolution. A city of culture that has a working class heart.

For further information, watch this space for regular updates!

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