|The 2nd Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair
After months of doing research and maneuvering through intricate social
mazes we have chosen a location for the 2nd L.A. Anarchist Bookfair.
It will be taking place on the beautiful grounds of Barnsdall Art Park.
To see the photos and videos from the 1st Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair
click on the link below:
1st Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair
( the web site above has audio files from different workshops)
Please check out more updated web site for the L.A. Anarchist Bookfair:
January 25th, 2010:
Thank you for coming out to the Bookfair. Just added the Video page.
It's on the upper left. Check back in 2 weeks for tons of photos.
Please come back to this page in mid February. We will have tons of photos
and videos from the Bookfair.
We now have the list of confirmed workshops. Click here
January 19th, 2010:
LOS ANGELES – A group of Southern California anarchists is holding a
bookfair on Sunday, January 24th at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood from 11:
00 AM to 9:00 PM. The park is located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles,
CA 90027. The purpose of the bookfair is to provide the Los Angeles
community with access to radical literature, engage in workshops, discuss
current topics, and create communities of resistance.
“Anarchism is a working-class response to capitalism,” said Diego Flores,
one of the bookfair organizers. “Now that the system is failing so massively,
with so many out of work and even reforms such as health care bill really
being limited by big business, a lot of people are becoming interested in what
anarchism has to offer.” For this reason, in addition to the author panels one
might expect at a literary event, there will also be workshops regarding the
student movement, anti-authoritarian parenting, indigenous resistance,
health, political prisoners, and many more topics touching various aspects of
life. “Workshops allow people to actually get involved with the material that is
being presented,” explained Emma, a member of a writer's collective and
another bookfair organizer, “and that really goes along with our vision of
creating a non-oppressive society with everyone's participation.”
“Everyone is welcome at the bookfair. We all have things to learn and to
teach,” she continued. Children's activities will also be provided in order to
facilitate the participation of families, and food, including vegetarian and
vegan options, will be available. The park is also wheelchair-accessible.
“Last year caught us off guard. We were expecting 150-200 people, and well
over 500 showed up. This year is going to be even better because of the
unique location. It's close to public transportation lines, it's got a gallery and a
theater, and once the sun goes down, we get a beautiful view of L.A. I'm really
excited about this year's bookfair!” said a bookfair organizer who preferred not
to give her name. Workshops and panels will be held during the day, with
musical performances scheduled for the evening.
In order to create awareness about the bookfair, and about anarchism in
general, the Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Collective is hosting a screening
of the film Libertarias, a film about the struggles of Spanish women against
both dictator Franco's fascism and the sexism of their own comrades in arms.
The film will be screened Thursday, January 21 at the Koreatown Immigrant
Worker's Alliance Culture and Education Center, 3465 W 8th Street in Los
Angeles at 7:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the
film, and although a donation will be requested at the door, no one will be
turned away for lack of funds.
The following day, the collective will also host a benefit concert for the bookfair
at the same location, which will feature Canadian hip-hop, folk, and punk.
January 14th 2010:
Check out the Flyer and Art Work Page.
L.A. Anarchist Bookfair Collective will be on KPFK 90.7FM today from 7pm-8pm
on the Lawyer's Guild Show. Or you can listen live online:
January 09, 2010:
More stuff got added on each page. Check back next week for more updates.
December 02, 2009 news:
Location Page got added.
November 24th, 2009 news:
Check back next week for latest news and updates.
Call-Out for Workshops, Sponsors, Volunteers.
Friends, Comrades, curious onlookers,
The collectives that coordinated the 2008 L.A. Anarchist Bookfair and the 2009
Southern California Anarchist Conference, want to invite you to be part of the
2nd Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair that will be taking place on Sunday
January 24th on the beautiful grounds of the Barnsdall Art Park.
Here are just some of the ways to get involved:
* Come to a planning meeting.
* Submit a Workshop proposal.
(applications available at diyzine.com)
* Table at the Book Fair
(applications available at anarchistbookfair.com/forms or
* Sponsor the Book Fair & get your name on the glossy flier & the website
($50-100 sliding scale, deadline Dec. 20th – mail checks to P.O. Box 292344,
LA, CA 90029, made out to “Sandpaper”)
* Contribute your art, music, or other talents. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Bring food to share.
* Host a fundraising event.
We understand many of you have hectic schedules and other projects going
on – so we ask that you support us in any way you can.
We also invite your feedback on past events we’ve held, suggestions for this
year’s activities, and more than anything-sharing ideas for long-term projects
that would benefit all of our collectives.
We take pride in the wonderful relationships built with other anarchist
collectives and hope we can continue strengthening them.
LA (A) Bookfair Collective/ Coalition
|Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Barnsdall Art Park