Saturday, June 25th
11am – 6pm
Art Share Los Angeles
801 East 4th Place
Some of you may be thinking “An anarchist bookfair? What is that all about?” Well, head on down to Art Share in the Arts District Downtown and find out! Radical and independent book publishers will be there selling their provocative pulpy wares including books you can’t even find in the library! (Okay, maybe in academic libraries or the Kate Sharpley Library but not in public libraries.) Publishers such as AK Press, PM Press, Tam Tam Books, C.A.L. Press and many others will entice you with their dazzling display of timely tomes on such diverse topics as radical politics, environmental issues, critical race studies, animal rights, counter-culture/subculture themes and other topics of interest to LA Eastside readers. LA Eastside will be set up with our own little puesto where we’ll have a contest going and will be giving away LA Eastside t-shirts as prizes. If you read this blog on a regular basis, the contest will be super cinchy for you.
When you get tired of book browsing, there are a number of engaging speaker panels, lectures and readings also happening at the bookfair. One presentation that looks particularly interesting is Crisis in California: Everything Touched by Capital Turns Toxic. Check out the full schedule here and plan your day accordingly.
The next day is a full day of activities happening in conjunction with the bookfair including a day-long Skill Share Free School.
Branching out from the DIY tradition of skill-sharing, this is an autonomous self-organized free school providing access to education free for all.
On June 26, 2011 the Centro Cultural Papalut along with the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair will host a space of free knowledge exchange and skill-sharing with hands-on workshops and classes throughout the day.
Centro Cultural Papalut 3201 Maple Ave. L.A. 90055 C.A.
For a full schedule of all the exciting skill share workshops (lock-picking! stilt-walking! guerrilla theater!), see here.
And for those who are more theoretically inclined, The Public School in Chinatown will be the site of a number of thought-provoking presentations also happening in conjunction with the Bookfair weekend.
First up on Friday night, join Colectivo Acratas Los Angeles for a lively presentation and discussion featuring co-editor of Anarchy Magazine, Lawrence Jarach, Friday, June 24, 2011, 8pm. Topic of the evening: What is Post-Left Anarchy? An outline and development in modern anarchist theory followed by Q&A
Check the calendar for another series of talks on Sunday.
The Public School
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Need more info? Wondering where to eat and drink in the Bookfair vicinity? Interested in finding out more about radical and anarchist projects in Los Angeles? Check out this nifty little website: A Radical Guide to Los Angeles.
Pictures and review of last year’s bookfair here.