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Wed, Sep 06


Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls, MA: Chuck at Permaculture Place with author Sara Pirtle

Come celebrate the publication of the novel, Altar to an Erupting Sun, by Chuck Collins, in conversation with Sara Pirtle.

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2023, 7:00 PM

Shelburne Falls, 49 Conway St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, USA

About the event

About the Book

Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Her husband Reggie calls her “party in a box” and “a weaver of people and movements.” Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, Rae engages in a shocking suicide-murder, taking the life of an oil company CEO for his complicity in delaying responses to climate catastrophe. Seven years later, Rae’s friends and family gather at her Vermont farm to try to understand her violent exit and the rapid social transformations triggered by her desperate act.


Sarah Pirtle, author of An Outbreak of Peace, is a children's musician and educator living in Western Massachusetts. She is active in the Children's Music Network and was a previous editor of their newsletter "Pass It On". She runs a summer camp whose goal is empowering girls.

Chuck Collins from Guilford is a campaigner and storyteller and author of Altar to an Erupting Sun (Green Writer Press). His books include: Born on Third Base, The Wealth Hoarders, Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and Economic Apartheid in America. Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits

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