Sunday, November 02, 2008

2008 Book Fair Schedule

FRIDAY November 7th - Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th St E)

Celebration of Resistance!

Supper at 7:30

Celebration at 8:30

Featuring Dr. Allan Antliff from the University of Victoria

"War Against War"

In this talk, Allan deals with the history of European anarchist resistance to war from the late 19th century to the present.

Drinks, food, and dancing will take place!


SATURDAY November 8th - Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th St E)

General Book Fair - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Check out the wide variety of vendors selling books, zines, t-shirts, music, movies, and much more!


Yoga - 10:00 - 11:00

Wake up with some free yoga, brought to you by Tamra Knaus. Bring your own mat, if you have it!

Wither Marxism? An Interactive Role-Play - 11:30 - 12:30

The "leaders" of our society today (and many self-described "anarchists") would have you believe that Marxism has long been consigned to the dustbin of history, being sufficiently discredited with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991. But are the works of Karl Marx really that irrelevant, or are there lessons we can still learn today?

In this interactive workshop, Alex C of Edmonton will briefly introduce participants to the basic tenets of Marx's Labour Theory of Value (LTV) and place them in a role-play situation simulating a typical work environment today. The direction of the workshop will depend almost entirely on those who attend, so if you want to see how 19th-century theory can still influence action today (and have some fun in the process), this workshop is for you!

Issues and Organizing for Young People - 11:30 - 12:30

Saskatoon's Tracey Mitchell will help facilitate youth ages 10-15 to organize around specific issues, using creative games and tactics.

FREE VEGAN LUNCH! - 12:30 - 1:30

Better Censorship Through Terrorism - 1:30 - 2:30

This workshop deals with the recent (and not so recent) history of the extra-judicial censorship of activist art in the US and Canada. Presented by Dr. Allan Antliff of the University of Victoria.

Book Making - 2:30 - 3:30

Local literary enthusiasts Taylor Leedahl and Beth Matheson invite you to join their DIY bookmaking workshop at the 2008 Anarchist Book Fair. We have enough supplies for twenty participants, however, if the demand for the workshop is high, people can team up and enjoy making a book together.

All supplies and tools will be provided.

The workshop will include a tutorial, bookmaking extravaganza, and the chance to look at other bookmaking examples and materials.

If you're interested in signing up, please email us at to claim your spot.

Workshop entry fee is by donation (suggested donation $10.00). All money will be donated to the Anarchist Book Fair and Station 20 West initiative.

Direct Action in Workplace - 2:30 - 3:30

The IWW Edmonton chapter will be facilitating an interactive workshop on radicalizing the workplace and defending worker rights. Learn about "social mapping" your place of work and organizing around specific labour issues.

Radical Cheerleading - 3:30 - 4:30

Saskatoon radical cheerleaders Sheila and Candace will be leading a cheer-share. Current radical cheerleaders are encouraged to bring their cheers and people who have never cheered before should come, learn what it's all about, and join in on the radical street theatre!

Know Your Rights! - 3:30 - 4:30

Ever been searched by the cops without reason? Confused about what you are legally permitted to do when dealing with the legal system? This workshop is a primer for Canadian rights: everything from dealing with the police to the right to silence. Given by the Calgary Anarchist Black Cross.

Anti-fascism: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives - 4:30 - 5:30

A discussion on facism, anti-facism, why it's important, what it means, etc. Also, hands on section dealing with tactics, self-defense and organization.

DIY Sex Toys: Make your own strap ons, dildos, butt plugs, and harnesses - 4:30 - 5:30

Discover how sex toys are empowering in a feminist, anarchist and queer friendly space. Learn how to make your own strap on, dildo, butt plug or harness and then make one at the workshop. This is a sex positive and safe sex workshop (condoms, dental-dams and lube provided).
Presenter: Britt, a Member of the Calgary Anarchist Bookfair Organizing Committee and long time radical Anarcho-Feminist.


Plus, help us decorate for the party!

GLAMARCHY Party - Doors @ 7:30


SUNDAY November 9th

Hangover Pancake Breakfast @ Le Relais (308 4th Avenue N) - 11:00 am

Learn the name of that person you danced with last! You will now have a pen to write down their e-mail address!