Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Alliance of Radical Booksellers Bookfair 2014

Saturday 10 May 2014

at the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH.

From 10:00 a.m.          Entrance Free  

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers presents the London Radical Bookfair & Alternative Press Takeover, showcasing the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK.  
After last year's successful inaugural event, the London Radical Bookfair returns bigger and better, this year teaming up with the Alternative Press gang…
130 exhibitors, author events, panel discussions,
book awards, workshops and more - too much going on to list here - for full details:

Spread across the three floors of Bishopsgate Institute (opposite Liverpool Street station) you will find an array of stalls from radical booksellers, publishers, zine makers, artists and activists.

Guest authors shortlisted for two book prizes, the
Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award, will also present talks throughout the day. The bookfair will culminate in an awards ceremony for the two prizes, to be awarded by guest judges Jess McCabe, Seumas Milne and Nina Power.
The Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction is run by Letterbox Library on behalf of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) and is now in its 2nd year.
Mini timetable of the children's lit events Letterbox Library is hosting: 

12.30pm-2pm Radical Children's Literature: the little rebels authors

Shortlisted authors, Gill Lewis, Geraldine McCaughrean and Deborah Chancellor will be in conversation with Bookstart founder and Little Rebels Judge, Wendy Cooling.

2.30pm-4pm Radical Children's Literature: where are all the little rebels?

Ann Lazim, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and co-founder of the UK section of IBBY will chair a discussion on children's literature in relation to radical thinking. Speakers will be Professor Kim Reynolds and authors Alan Gibbons and Catherine Johnson. This panel is being held in commemoration of Robert Leeson (1928-2013). 

4.30pm Wendy Cooling will present the prize to the winner of the Little Rebels Children's Award for Radical Fiction.

For further information on stall holders, speakers and guest judges please visit the London Radical Bookfair and Alternative Press websites.

Free entry to fair and talks; no advance booking required.
The bookfair will be open from 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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