Wednesday Sept 6th: Meet Chuck Collins Author of 'Altar to an Erupting Sun' and Sarah Pirtle Author of 'An Outbreak of Peace'
We are planning an author talk and book signing with two of our admired friends and brilliant local authors ~ Chuck Collins will discuss 'Altar to an Erupting Sun' and Sarah Pirtle will discuss 'An outbreak of Peace' ~This is sure to be a unique and memorable experience!!! Join us at The Permaculture Place in Shelburne Falls on September 6th at 6:30pm:
THE FLAME THAT CARRIES US:
CELEBRATING TWO BOOKS ABOUT LOCAL PEACEMAKERS
Wednesday September 6th at 6:30pm at The Permaculture Place at The Mill in Shelburne Falls, 49 Conway Street
Chuck Collins -- An Altar to an Erupting Sun
Sarah Pirtle -- An Outbreak of Peace
How do people persist in living in alignment with their values? How does one voice join with other voices to build a culture of peace?
These two works of fiction are grounded in the local area and spotlight real people dedicated to protecting the land and fostering peace and justice. Both include Juanita and Wally Nelson as characters in the story.
Chuck Collins, the author of nine books on inequality and social change including Born on Third Base, has created his first fictional book. Altar to an Erupting Sun is described: "Collins weaves a riveting near-future story about the power of organized people to build resilient communities and thrive in harmony with the earth." Events at Montague Farm in the 1970s and the Seabrook Occupation are part of telling the tale of a community's response to climate disruption.
Sarah Pirtle is the recipient of the Olive Branch Award in 1987 for outstanding book of the year on world peace, author of five books and songwriter of nine recordings, Director of The Discovery Center for Peacebuilding since 1992. Sarah has revised and expanded An Outbreak of Peace, highlighting her commitment to intergenerational community building. The story imagines young people in Franklin County asking their town to vote at a town meeting to declare an Outbreak of Peace.
~ Brought to you by Sowing Solutions Permaculture Education
Suggested Donation $10. Please contact Sowing Solutions at PermacultureSeries@gmail.com for any other sliding scale contribution amount, or make a donation at the door. Proceeds will support the BIPOC, or Front Line Worker, or Low Income Student Scholarship Fund for the Permaculture Design Certification Course