After packing a room with 80 people at the 2nd Nottingham Radical Bookfair in November, Iain McKay will be back next year to deliver two exciting linked talks about anarchism, focussing on 12 libertarian thinkers and activists. They will take place on the 28th of January and the 4th of February 2019.
See below and this link for more info (and notes from previous talks too): Talks: The Meaning of Anarchism (Nottingham, 28/01/19 and 04/02/19) | Anarchist Writers
The Meaning of Anarchism, via twelve libertarians
Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH. £3.00 on the door, including refreshments.
Anarchism is a much misunderstood and much misrepresented theory. Rejecting the chaos of capitalism and statism, it seeks to create the order of libertarian socialism, a free society of free associates. To discover more, please join Iain McKay (author of An Anarchist FAQ) for an exploration of libertarian ideas by means of six male and six female anarchist thinkers and activists.
Over two nights, the lives and ideas of the founding fathers and mothers of anarchism – including Michael Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Louise Michel and Emma Goldman – will be discussed and their continuing relevance highlighted.
Week one — Monday, 28th January: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Founding Fathers, 1840 to 1940: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon; Joseph Dejacques; Michael Bakunin; Errico Malatesta; Peter Kropotkin; Rudolf Rocker
Week two – Monday, 4th February: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Founding Mothers, 1840 to 1940; André Léo; Louise Michel; Lucy Parsons; Emma Goldman; Voltairine de Cleyre; Marie-Louis Berneri