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Sun, Jun 04


Sixth Fest / Balance Arts Center

New York, NY -- Chuck at Sixth Fest w/ Andrew Boyd

Inequality expert Chuck Collins (Born on Third Base, The Wealth Hoarders) visits Gibson's Bookstore to present his new novel, Altar to an Erupting Sun, a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead.

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Time & Location

Jun 04, 2023, 6:00 PM

Sixth Fest / Balance Arts Center, 151 W. 30th St 3rd Floor, New York, NY, United States

About the event

Inequality expert Chuck Collins (Born on Third BaseThe Wealth Hoarders) and climate leader Andrew Boyd (The Climate Clock, Billionaires for Bush) discuss their two newly released climate books at the third annual Sixth Fest, a climate change fringe festival based in New York.


Altar to an Erupting Sun by Chuck Collins

A near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, she engages in a shocking suicide murder, taking the life of an oil company CEO for his role in delaying responses to climate disruption. Seven years later, Rae’s friends and family gather at her Vermont farm community to try to understand her violent exit and the rapid social transformations around them.

I Want a Better Catastrophe by Andrew Boyd

With global warming projected to rocket past the 1.5°C limit, lifelong activist Andrew Boyd is thrown into a crisis of hope, and off on a quest to learn how to live with the “impossible news” of our climate doom. He searches out eight leading climate thinkers — from collapse-psychologist Jamey Hecht to grassroots strategist adrienne maree brown, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer — asking them: “Is it really the end of the world? and if so, now what?”

About the Festival:

Named after the sixth mass extinction event currently underway, the Sixth Fest has put on more than 40 events and productions in New York, Chicago, and online. From poetry to panels, pageants to protests, we are a fringe festival both in that we encourage people to create their own events, and that those events can be of whatever kind. For all life on earth.

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