The Salon du Livre Libre, an open book fair organized by Cogitateurs Agitateurs will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of November at Cafe Utopik, from noon to 10PM each day. Organized in response to the Salon du livre de Montreal, the event will inform the public about media concentration, copyright law, small-scale publishing and Open Content. Visitors to the Salon will be able to read free and public domain books and download them to CD-ROM. In addition, there will be conferences and panel discussions on freedom of information in an age of media concentration and commoditized culture. A collection of theoretical and analytical works revolving around the issue of Intellectual Property regimes will be published for the occasion, as well as a collection of original artwork. Entrance and all activities are free of charge.Link (Thanks, Robin!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.