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Common Ground launch party and the Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 Tour!

By kate | January 1, 2010

Hi folks! As AK’s resident publicist, it’s always a pleasure to work with authors who are excited about getting out on the road and promoting their work … and I’m happy to say that it’s looking like it’s going to be a jam-packed Spring & Summer with AK authors taking to the streets and travelling across the continent to share their new books with YOU. So keep an eye out for AK authors coming to your town, and if you’re interested in inviting an AK author to come and speak at your infoshop, bookstore, community center, university, bookfair or house party, drop me a line at publicity@akpress.org, and I’ll do my best to help you set it up!

In the meantime, check out the first two events for Matt Hern’s brand-spankin’-new Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, which launches this week, on January 5, in Vancouver, and hits the United States on January 15 at the incomparable Bluestockings Books in New York City. Matt will be back on tour later in the Spring, so keep your eyes out for appearances in other cities in March, April, and May.

AND be sure to check out the dates and locations (and special guests) for the 4500-mile Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 Tour, which kicks off this Sunday in New Orleans, and heads across the Southwest, up the California Coast, and throughout the Pacific Northwest this January and February. And help us promote the events! You can find downloadable flyers & posters for each of the stops on Margaret Killjoy’s website: http://www.birdsbeforethestorm.net/mmlb/

If you want to suggest a stop for the Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tour along the way, just let us know, we’re happy to add additional dates & locations as time allows. And if you’re in the NYC area and are interested in hosting a talk by Matt Hern the week of January 15, get in contact!

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Common Ground CoverCommon Ground in a Liquid City:

Tuesday, January 5, 8PM: Book launch party at Café Deux Soleil in Vancouver!

In the Vancouver area? Come on out and celebrate the launch of Matt Hern’s new urban studies book, Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, available now from AK Press! A little music, a little drinking, a little yapping, and lots of fun! Don’t miss it. (2096 Commercial Drive, at 5th Ave. in Vancouver.)

Friday, January 15, 7PM: Matt Hern at Bluestockings Books in NYC!

Don’t miss Matt Hern’s first US appearance to promote his amazing new book, Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, at our favorite New York City bookstore! (172 Allen Street in New York City.)

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MythmakersMythmakers and Lawbreakers:

Sunday, January 3, 7PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 Tour launches at Iron Rail Books in New Orleans

Join editor Margaret Killjoy for an arguably entertaining evening of strange coincidences between the world of anarchist politics and the world of fiction, and help kick off the 4500 mile Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tour across the Southwest, up the California Coast, and through the Pacific Northwest this Spring! (511 Marigny Street in New Orleans.)

Tuesday, January 5, 7:30PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on tour at Sedition Books in Houston

A brief and arguably entertaining evening with Margaret Killjoy, editor of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers. Discuss the role of storytelling in the anarchist movement! Learn about novelist assassins, post-colonial african squatters, writers who fought in revolutions and went on to write childrens’ stories! Find out what Tolkien, Camus, Orwell, and Kafka have to say about anarchism!  (901 Richmond Avenue in Houston.)

Wednesday, January 6, 8PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on tour at Monkeywrench Books in Austin

The Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tour continues tonight at the amazing Monkeywrench Books in Austin! Join editor Margaret Killjoy for an arguably entertaining evening of strange coincidences between the world of anarchist politics and the world of fiction! Find out what Tolkien, Camus, Orwell, and Kafka have to say about anarchism! (110 E North Loop Blvd. in Austin.)

Thursday, January 7, 7PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on tour at the Dry River Radical Resource Center in Tuscon

More Mythmakers & Lawbreakers at the Dry River Radical Resource Center in Tuscon! Discuss the role of storytelling in the anarchist movement! Learn about novelist assassins, post-colonial african squatters, writers who fought in revolutions and went on to write childrens’ stories! Find out what Tolkien, Camus, Orwell, and Kafka have to say about anarchism!  (740 North Main Avenue in Tuscon.)

Sunday, January 11, 7PM: Margaret Killjoy & Carissa van den Berk Clark at Book Soup in West Hollywood

Mythmakers & Lawbreakers goes to Hollywood! West Hollywood, that is. If you’re in the LA area, head on out to Book Soup for an evening of readings from AK’s new Mythmakers & Lawbreakers collection. Editor Margaret Killjoy discusses the role of fiction in the anarchist movement, and details the anarchist leanings of some of history’s most well-known novelists. And Mythmakers contributor Carissa van den Berk Clark reads from her work. (8818 West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.)

Thursday, January 14, 7PM: Margaret Killjoy & Carissa van den Berk Clark at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco

The Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tour makes it to the Bay! Come on out to Modern Times for a brief and arguably entertaining evening discussion of the role of storytelling in the anarchist movement. Hear what Tolkien, Camus, Orwell, and Kafka have to say about anarchism! Learn about novelist assassins, post-colonial african squatters, writers who fought in revolutions and went on to write childrens’ stories! Don’t miss it! (888 Valencia Street in San Francisco.)

Monday, January 18, 7:30PM: Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Killjoy at Powell’s Books in Portland

This is the one we’ve been waiting for – the event that spawned the entire Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 Tour: the incomparable Ursula K. Le Guin reads with editor Margaret Killjoy at Powell’s Books in Portland. What else can we say? Usrula K. Le Guin! Amazing! (1005 West Burnside in Portland.)

Monday, January 21, 7PM: Margaret Killjoy and Artnoose of Ker-Bloom! At Red & Black Café in Portland

More Mythmakers & Lawbreakers in Portland! Check out editor Margaret Killjoy’s presentation at one of our favorite Portland spaces: the Red & Black Café! Plus, readings by zinester and letterpress-virtuoso Artnoose of Ker-Bloom! (400 SE 12th Avenue in Portland.)

Friday, January 29, 7PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on tour at Left Bank Books in Seattle

The Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tour continues tonight at the amazing and long-standing Left Bank Books in Seattle! Join editor Margaret Killjoy for an arguably entertaining evening of strange coincidences between the world of anarchist politics and the world of fiction! Find out what Tolkien, Camus, Orwell, and Kafka have to say about anarchism! (92 Pike Street in Seattle.)

Monday, February 1, 6PM: Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on tour at Last Word Books in Olympia

Last stop (for now) on the Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 Tour! If you’re in the Olympia area, head out to Last Word Books for an arguably entertaining evening with Margaret Killjoy, editor of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers. (211 E 4th Avenue in Olympia.)

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