NEW ORLEANS INDIE BOOK FAIR WILL BE HELD IN NEW ORLEANS
The New Orleans Bookfair will go on as scheduled on October 29, 2005 at Barrister's Gallery 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. From 10am to 6pm. Participating publishers include Fiction Collective II, Verso, Pelican Publishing, Last Gasp, Soft Skull, AK Press, Garrett County Press, Get Lost and many more. Free. Open to the public.
Organizer GK Darbey tells me that, "Please let your friends know that we're going to be open and would welcome people, bottles of wine, candy, books, songs, anything."
This is an important event given the devastation from Katrina and the rather cynical rebuilding plans bandied about by some Republican politicans. It's essential that New Orleans' creative minds return to the city and help with the recovery. And it's essential to support creative enterprises like the bookfair. It's a great event. If you have a blog, please spread the word.