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New York City Anarchist Book Fair celebrates ten years with historical anthology “Incendiary Thoughts” published by AK Press.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2016
New York, NY – The New York City Anarchist Book Fair and related events are celebrating its 10th edition. From April 15 to 17th at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan (Book Fair, Arts and Film festivals), The Base and Don Pedro in Brooklyn (Talks and Music Night).
Marking a decade of the NYC ABF, AK Press is publishing “Incendiary Thoughts” a historical anthology of The NYC Anarchist Book Fair, chronicling a decade of organizing and the life of New York City's anarchist culture. In addition, speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators both from the US and abroad will be at Book Fair this year to discuss current events such as the democratic autonomy being practiced in Rojava, Kurdish northern Syria, historical topics like the Spanish Civil War and Dorothy Day as an editor, and social justice issues including the US Prison System. Among the weekend Highlights is a talk by Silvia Federici, Co-Founder of International Feminist Collective, at the Brooklyn based anarchist center The Base, on Sunday April 17th.
Edward Saroyan, organizer since 2011 says, “There will be 40 tables with book publishers, activist bookstores, zine makers, artists, and more. From major radical publishers like AK Press, PM Press, Autonomedia and Bluestockings, to local publishers and independent artists.” Saroyan continues, “this year we expect it to be especially interesting with the publication of this unique historical anthology chronicling the growth of an anarchist cultural event – the Book Fair – as well as numerous essays on Spain, Greece, Rojava Syria, feminism, and radical media by the book fair organizers”, which should foster a number of fertile debates.
To celebrate a decade of the Anarchist Arts Festival this year, Estonian originated radical performance group Non Grata is joining local and other international artists in the happening to take place on Friday the 15th at the Judson Memorial. The Art festival is immersive and participatory, with no formal separation or hierarchy between artists and audience. In this year's theme, Outlaw Art, the Judson church will be taken over by artists in an all night improv performance that promote critical analysis and proposals for revolutions.
This will be the first year the Book Fair includes a Music Night. Happening at Don Pedro in Brooklyn, Sunday April 17th, featuring Anarchist bands Ni Dios Ni Amo, Tin Vulva, A-Truth, and Under some bridges. Performances will run the gamut from Political Hip Hop, to Riot Grrrl Soul, to Hard Core Punk, to Civil Disobedience Acoustic Songs. “These bands have been bringing it in the city. They understand music is a powerful and potent medium for revolutionary activists. And we'll have it here!” says Karl Vonn of Under some bridges.
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We hope to see you there!
Much Love, The NYC Anarchist Book Fair Collective
The NYC Anarchist Book Fair in the news and on the Web:
- "Anarchy in the Clemente at book fair and film fest" by Jefferson Siegal. www.thevillager.com (4/11/2013)
- "Anarchist Book Fair Returns Tomorrow, As Police Well Know" by Samantha Balaban. www.nytimes.com (4/5/2013)
- "The First Annual New York City Anarchist Bookfair - Report, Obituary & Interview" by Daniel. ORGANISE! for revolutionary anarchism, Winter 2007-2008
- "The First Ever New York Anarchist Bookfair!" New York Rat, issue 8
- "Book Fair Unites Anarchists. In Spirit, Anyway." by Colin Moynihan. New York Times, 416/07
- "reportback on nyc anarchist bookfair weekend!" by m (a member of NYC Icarus). Icarus Project's blog, 4/16/07
For inquiries, contact nycabf [at] riseup.net