We are pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair is happening this September 21st and 22nd on Lkwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia at the Fernwood Community Centre, at 1240 Gladstone Avenue. The bookfair draws participants from across Turtle Island and around the world.
This year, workshops addressing transitions/transformations, historical, envisioned, and currently enacted, are our focus. Speakers will address topics such as Indigenizing anarchism, Palestinian struggles, transformative successes and failures in social movements, and more! Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw activist, author, anarchist and artist Gord Hill’s stunning artwork adorning our posters speaks to this year’s theme powerfully and beautifully.
Participants include publishers, bookstores, presses, distros, zine makers, community activists, and artists, as well as affiliate groups: Camas Books and Infoshop, the Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle, The Anarchist Archive at the University of Victoria, Food Not Bombs, Spartacus Books (Vancouver), AK Press (Chico) and PM Press (Oakland). There are also tablers of a more DIY persuasion ranging from independent publishers such as Lumpen Publications to zinesters like Analog Evolution, Thinky Thoughts and Cinematic Apocalypse to artists like Talk End Art and StreetLeaves.
In addition, author Aric McBay, who is well-known for his organizing and activism addressing climate justice, Indigenous land rights and prison abolition, will be giving a talk to launch his new book, Full Spectrum Resistance. The talk will present critical appraisals of the tactics and strategies of social movements past and present, with an eye to what can benefit future movement-building.
For more information, including the full workshop, tabler and event listings and the Festival of Anarchy schedule, please visit our website at victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca. The website also has statements about indigenous solidarity, principles, accessibility and our safer space policy.
If you are interested in volunteering at the bookfair, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.