Bill McKibben: Radio Free Vermont
Thursday November 9: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of Radio Free Vermont or a $5 ticket in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Art Department on the Strand's 2ndd floor, accessible via the main store stairs or elevator.
In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben explores an idea that's become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States. Vern Barclay, a reclusive radio host/ fugitive from the law hosts the local radio program "Radio Free Vemont". In response to Vern's rhetoric, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to a burgeoning movement.
Join us in the 2nd floor art department as Bill McKibben discusses his latest book!
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he's gone on to write a dozen more books, including Eaarth and Oil and Honey. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. He lives in Vermont.