hey, watcha readin?

We’re so excited the bookfair is finally here! Join us tonight (weather permitting) for baseball and boardgames at Bickford Park, starting at 7 pm. Come hang out with old friends or make new ones! But don’t stay out too late, because the bookfair starts in earnest at 10 am tomorrow, with tabling and coffee and tea. Workshops and the anti-authoritarian indigenous and people of colour caucus start at 11 am.

Then, Saturday evening, join us for the launch of Beautiful Trouble, a new book about organizing and activism!

Plus more workshops and tables Sunday, a giant go-around, and our closing panel on racism in activist communities.

If there’s a workshop that you think is missing, organize it autonomously! Declare an ad-hoc workshop on our facebook page or on the Wall of Anarchy in the Galbraith Building. Perfect place for writing up missed connections, too….

It’s going to be a busy weekend, full of comrades, food, learning, new faces, and new ideas. Looking forward to seeing you there!

We’re getting revved up for the bookfair, but we need your help to make it a success. Please volunteer in one of the following ways:

If you want to help the food committee, contact Frankie: frankie.filippelli@gmail.com

If you want to help with the Kid Zone, contact toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com (write KidZone in the subject line)

If you want to help with outreach, postering, or flyering contact Joanna: jolitical@riseup.net

We also need lovely people to help out with the info/registration table: toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

Finally, if you have space to house an itinerant anarchist, let us know: linds.anotherboringaddress@gmail.com You can also mail us with housing requests.

If you’re interested in joining the Bookfair Collective for the 2013 bookfair, volunteering is a great way to get to know us and what kind of work we do.

See you soon!

The weekend of the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair is almost upon us! Join us for a weekend full of anarchist-inspired activities, workshops, books, zines, food, friends, and good conversations from Thursday, June 21 to Sunday, June 24th, 2012.

On Thursday evening, June 21, come out to the launch of the second volume of Subversions,
anarchist short fiction by the Anarchist Writers Bloc. The book launch will take place at 7pm at Detour Bar, in Kensington Market, 193 Baldwin Street. For more information see the Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/231233450328695/

On Friday evening, weather permitting, join us for board games and baseball at Bickford Park (Harbord and Grace)!  See the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/347919565276913/

On Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, join us at U of T. This year, we have over 20 amazing workshops, 40 tablers, as well as a Kid Zone with great kids’ programming, an Anti-Authoritarian Indigenous/People of Colour space, a DIY space with flexible workshops, a space to relax if you need a nap, and an opportunity to connect with and hear about different projects that our fellow anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and radicals are involved in at a giant go-around. We have also identified that talking about and addressing racism in radical spaces must be a priority in our community and is a priority of the Bookfair program. As a result, “Racism in Radical Communities,” will be the topic of the closing panel discussion on Sunday. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the weekend and lunch will also be served on both days. Food and drinks will be offered for whatever you can pay.

On Saturday evening, there is a book launch for Beautiful Trouble: Toolbox for Revolution at 7pm at Tranzac. 292 Brunswick Avenue. Please see the Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/375859059129847/

We strive to make the Bookfair as accessible as possible. Some of the ways in which we do that is by making it a survivor-centric space, hosting the event at a barrier-free venue, offering food/drinks at a pay what you can rate, and providing kids’ programing. If you have a specific request about how the Bookfair can be made more accessible for you, like ASL interpretation, attendant care, or other ways, please email to let us know as soon as possible and we’ll try our best! toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

If you are coming from out of town and are hoping to spend the night in Toronto, please note that we have limited spots to offer, but do let us know in advance that you need a place to stay. If you need a place to stay, or can offer a place please contact Lindsay: linds.anotherboringaddress@gmail.com

The Bookfair is made possible by donations and volunteers, If you would like to help out with the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair, there are a couple of things that you can do.

First, make a donation! To make a donation please contact us: toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

Second, you can volunteer to help us with taking on volunteer tasks.

If you want to help the food committee contact Frankie: frankie.filippelli@gmail.com

If you want to help with the Kid Zone, (write kid zone in the subject): toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

If you want to help with outreach, postering, or flyering contact Joanna: jolitical@riseup.net

Share our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376709855699088/

Check out our website for the full schedule: http://torontoanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/

We’re looking forward to spending the weekend with you, soon!

This event is co-sponsored by OPIRG Toronto and Toronto Freeskool.

We’re still looking for great workshop and exciting tablers. The new deadline is May 25th, 2012.

*Callout for Workshop Proposals*

It’s about that time of year again for…

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair!

June 22nd-24th we are planning a jam-packed weekend of workshops, speakers, debates, discussions, distros, good fun, good friends, good food, and of course good reads. So mark your calendars, we look forward to seeing all of you there!

This is a call-out to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian publishers, artists, activists, organizations, info-shops, distros, and such. We would love to hear all your ideas for this years content. So please let us know…

1. Is there a workshop you would like to facilitate?  Do you have a skill you can’t wait to share? Do you have something you want to perform?

2. Would you like to table? On Saturday or Sunday (or both)?

3. Interested in helping-out or in facilitating a workshop for the Anti-Authoritarian People of Colour and Indigenous Peoples caucus? Contact Ro at rfvelasquezg@gmail.com with your ideas and proposals.

Proposal deadline? – Deadlines are always coming. Just do it now. But if you need a date, we want everything by May 15th, please.

Contact us at toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

This year’s event will be held at an accessible venue. There will be childcare and food provided. Other details in terms of accessibility are still being worked out but if there are any requests, thoughts, or suggestions, please let us know. The bookfair collective hopes to take as many steps possible in making this event as safe and accessible as possible.

We look forward to hearing from all of you,

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective

Website: http://torontoanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/
To join our announcement-only listserve: tobookfair@masses.tao.ca

*Callout for Workshop Proposals*

It’s about that time of year again for…

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair!

June 22nd-24th we are planning a jam-packed weekend of workshops, speakers, debates, discussions, distros, good fun, good friends, good food, and of course good reads. So mark your calendars, we look forward to seeing all of you there!

This is a call-out to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian publishers, artists, activists, organizations, info-shops, distros, and such. We would love to hear all your ideas for this years content. So please let us know…

1. Is there a workshop you would like to facilitate?  Do you have a skill you can’t wait to share? Do you have something you want to perform?

2. Would you like to table? On Saturday or Sunday (or both)?

3. Interested in helping-out or in facilitating a workshop for the Anti-Authoritarian People of Colour and Indigenous Peoples caucus? Contact Ro at rfvelasquezg@gmail.com with your ideas and proposals.

Proposal deadline? – Deadlines are always coming. Just do it now. But if you need a date, we want everything by May 15th, please.

Contact us at toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

This year’s event will be held at an accessible venue. There will be childcare and food provided. Other details in terms of accessibility are still being worked out but if there are any requests, thoughts, or suggestions, please let us know. The bookfair collective hopes to take as many steps possible in making this event as safe and accessible as possible.

We look forward to hearing from all of you,

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective

Website: http://torontoanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/
To join our announcement-only listserve: tobookfair@masses.tao.ca

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective is seeking new members! Our next open meeting is Sunday, January 8th at 4 pm in the 5th floor lobby of OISE (252 Bloor St. West at St. George Subway Station). If you’re interested in participating in bookfair organizing this year but can’t make it, get in touch at TOanarchistbookfair@gmail.com. We will have one more open meeting in January, date to be determined.

These meetings are open to all those interested in the furthering of anarchist ideas, theories and practices. Whether you’re inspired by Emma Goldman or Mujures Creando, Peter Kropotkin or the Zapatistas, or even if you have never heard these names before, we want you to get involved! From revolutionary bookworms to the anarcho-curious and everyone in between, this is an open meeting for anyone interested in becoming part of the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective.

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair strives to promote anarchism not only by means of the content of the weekend, but also through the Bookfair organizing process itself. In order to put our anti-authoritarian politics into practice, we organize non-hierarchically and are open to a vivid diversity of anarchist traditions, perspectives and visions.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, or are interested in participating in other ways, please contact us! We’d love to hear suggestions, ideas, proposals, and will happily answer any questions. Send us an email: toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com.

Our next open meeting will take place on Sunday, January 8th at 4 pm. There will be one more open meeting in January at a date to be determined. Please email us at toanarchistbookfair@

A new year of radical possibility is on the horizon, and it’s time to get to work planning the 2012 Toronto Anarchist Bookfair! With an eye to fostering militant community, promoting the beautiful ideals of anarchism and supporting ongoing struggles, the 2012 Bookfair will be a weekend of festivities, workshops, presentations, actions, art, zines and of course books!

These meeting are open to all those interested in the furthering of anarchist ideas, theories and practices. Whether you’re inspired by Emma Goldman or Mujures Creando, Peter Kropotkin or the Zapatistas, or even if you have never heard these names before, we want you to get involved! From revolutionary bookworms to the anarcho-curious and everyone in between, this is an open meeting for anyone interested in becoming part of the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective.

The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair strives to promote anarchism not only by means of the content of the weekend, but also through the Bookfair organizing process itself. In order to put our anti-authoritarian politics into practice, we organize non-hierarchically and are open to a vivid diversity of anarchist traditions, perspectives and visions.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, or are interested in participating in other ways, please contact us! We’d love to hear suggestions, ideas, proposals, and will happily answer any questions. Send us an email: toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com.