To Spoil the Party, To Set Our Joy Ablaze

Composed as an extension of the conversations that took place during the 2015 Journée sans culture, To Spoil the Party, to Set Our Joy Ablaze gathers contributions from those who moderated the discussions of the day as well as those who set up its sites of rest, reflection, and play. These authors work to remain true to the spirit of what they lived, led by the desire to find a source of collective energy that exceeds the pervasive effects of tiredness and resignation. Their texts are joined by others, commissioned by the editorial team, which explore matters of concern not sufficiently addressed during the day.

The launch of To Spoil the Party, To Set Our Joy Ablaze will take place Thursday October 20 at 5 pm at bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean-Talon Street West, Montreal). Download the press release here.

The publication is available in a paid print format as well as a free pdf. It is the view of Journée sans culture that this publication should be accessible free of charge and circulated among the largest number of people. Our aim has also been to create a tangible object that can be found among other books in library stacks and passed between curious and affectionate hands. We encourage those who have the means and interest in supporting this project to purchase a print copy or make a donation. And we encourage everyone to share this work in all its forms with others.