Saturday 10th Aug
MELBOURNE ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR
Abbotsford Convent, St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford, 10:00am
This is a call-out to independent book-sellers, zinesters, activist groups
and individuals who would like to run a stall or a workshop at this year's
Over the past 2 years, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair has gathered hundreds of people from Melbourne and beyond to share ideas, attend workshops and strengthen networks. In the past we have had info and discussions covering topics such as anarchism, Aboriginal and Indigenous sovereignty, land rights and colonialism, sexism and gender, feminism, justice, sexual assault, workplace struggles, community spaces, environmental action and much more.
We hope this year will continue to build on the ideas and networking and welcome a broader audience and participation. So please get involved and be a part of the 3rd Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair!
This event is wheelchair accessible. If you would like assistance in making this event more accessible to you, please contact us and we will plan accordingly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 40 stalls will be available in the main hall. Independent book-sellers, zinesters, activist groups and other radical enterprises promoting their ideas and merchandise are encouraged to participate by booking a stall. Stalls are allocated on a first-come basis, so book in early to save a spot!
- Cost for a stall is $50 if paid before 15th July, or $60 if paid after.
- You can also consider sharing a stall with another group or booking half
- Kid-friendly stalls are eagerly invited! Please consider having
kid-friendly content at your stall.
- To book, please make a direct deposit into our bank account (details
below) and drop us an email at email@example.com.
Bank: Credit Union of Australia
Name: A Melbourne Events
- Alternately, you may send a cheque payable to A Melbourne Events directly to the bank (CUA, PO Box 100, Brisbane OLD 4001) with our BSB and Account numbers written on the reverse side.
- (Note: For groups that are unable to afford the stall fee, we can offer a sliding scale or donation basis instead. Just contact us to discuss.)
Workshops are offered in 50-minute time slots and will be held throughout the day in 3 different rooms. Groups or individuals with discussion content in line with our principles (see below) are encouraged to participate by proposing a workshop. Workshops are discussed and agreed on by the collective, and all proposals must be received no later than 15th July.
Workshops are free but often fill up early, so send in your proposal as soon as you can!
- To propose a workshop, send us an email with your proposal by 15th July.
- We will need a title for your workshop, the name/s of the presenter/s and a short description of the workshop. Send in with your proposal as soon as possible, but no later than 15th July.
- Please consider whether your workshop will be kid-friendly, kid-inclusive, or accessible to parents with kids, and which age/s will the content be accessible/understandable for kids?
Please send us this info along with your workshop proposal so parents and kids can plan their day accordingly.
- You can also consider merging your workshop topic with another related topic, or having a panel discussion with several different presenters. -
We may have opportunity for multi-media to be used in workshop presentations, such as audio-visual elements or Skype calls. If you require this for yours, please contact us!
There will be a kid's space and childcare will be organised. To help us plan for accommodating kids and parents, please let us know if you will be wanting childcare and for what age/s.
We will need to know by 23rd July in order to plan for it. We also are trying to include more kid-friendly workshops and stalls! If you are interested in facilitating a kid-friendly activity at the bookfair, please get in touch. Or if you are interested in volunteering for childcare, please get in touch.
We believe that it takes a collective involvement to create and maintain community spaces and events, so please help us share the responsibility of making the bookfair happen by volunteering! We will need help on the day with set-up, door, clean-up and childcare, so we ask that everyone attending consider contributing 1 hour of effort to making this event
Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is a not-for-profit collective of volunteers and all money received will go directly to venue hire, equipment hire, printing and other costs for this event. We are committed to financial transparency and you can view our past and projected budget and expenses on our website.
The idea for this event came from various Anarchist Bookfairs around the world. Several different cities in various countries host events that unite thousands of politically engaged and radical groups, and have been doing so for almost 30 years! We enjoy being a part of this radical tradition.
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See you there!
Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair Collective
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