Phillip Smith

Beautiful Trouble launch events in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Edmonton. May 15, 16, 17 & 23.

“The current political moment calls for bold leaps of imagination, new forms of organizing and a fearless blend of confrontation and celebration. Beautiful Trouble is a crash course in the emerging field of carnivalesque realpolitik, both elegant and incendiary.” — Naomi Klein

Dear friends of Beautiful Trouble:

Over the next couple of weeks we are teaming up with local Beautiful Trouble authors and partner organizations in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Edmonton to celebrate the long-awaited publication of Beautiful Trouble. Please help us spread the word by forwarding the event details to your contacts in these cities!

Vancouver, May 15, 7 pm
Purple Thistle Center
260 - 975 Vernon Dr., Coast Salish Territory

Seattle, May 16, 7 pm
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave (in Capitol Hill)

San Francisco, May 17, 7 pm
Sub-Mission Art Space, 2183 Mission
(b/w 17th & 18th)

Edmonton, May 23, 7 pm
(location to be confirmed)

We’re also planning to have launches in Boston, D.C., Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon and elsewhere (Montreal? London? Paris? Barcelona? Copenhagen?) in the coming months. To learn more or to get involved in organizing a launch event near you, email us at this address.

About Beautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble is a book and (soon-to-be-live) web toolkit that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest in the hands of the next generation of changemakers. To learn more or to order a copy, visit


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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