Organised by Derry Radical Bookfair Collective it will play host to booksellers from all over Ireland and beyond.
Offering books of local, national and international interests including social and labour history as well as themes covering radical feminism, queer liberation, anarchism, marxism, republicanism and environmentalism it will offer reading materials hard if not impossible to find at mainstream book shops.
It is a shot in the arm to Derry’s own radical history. In the docks the men organised, in the factories the women unionised and on the streets the people mobilised tearing down the walls around those who would prefer to see us in divided.
As well as the the events taking place directly as part of the Bloody Sunday programme itself, Derry Radical Bookfair will host a number of talks in the Bookfair Hall (Details to be announced).
“Barricades are Beautiful”
In August of 1969, Sarah Wilson from London-based radical screen-printing group Poster Workshop came to Free Derry to make posters and teach screen printing to local people. Sarah will join us at 2:30pm for a public conversation with Eamonn McCann about this period and there will be copies of a new publication, Poster Workshop 1968-1971 available
This event will be preceded by a radical screen-printing workshop in the book fair, facilitated by Derry Print Workshop, from 12pm-2pm