MANCHESTER >> On Friday, May 20, at 7:00 Reverend Billy (Talen) will be at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester to discuss his new book "The Earth Wants You." This is a motivational handbook filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, cultural revolution. The Reverend, whose congregation is the Church of Stop Shopping, offers up a heady mix of insightful critique, passionate commitment, emotional catharsis, and examples of vibrant direct action.
Reverend Billy is known to protest everything from consumerism to fracking to race relations. He spends his days disrupting the businesses of JPMorgan Chase, Disney, Starbucks, and the half-dozen other corporations he's singled out as the destroyers of America and Planet Earth. He's gained a following that is at once fervently spiritual and radically political. Talen calls these acts of protest transformative, as they raise awareness, make people question conventional beliefs, and motivate others to push for change.
Children's author to present new book
On Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. children's author Andrew Kranichfeld as he reads from his new book, "Oliver Saves the Nature Center."
The book is an engaging introduction to ecology and environmentalism. It also features several fun activities and a glossary of over one hundred words about the environment. Andrew Kranichfeld grew up with the dream of making movies. His dream never came to fruition, after losing his eyesight to a cancerous brain tumor in 2010. Searching for a new outlet for his creativity, he began writing children's stories. With help from family and friends, his first book, "Karen's Garden" (which is based on his late mother)
was completed in 2012.
Since then, he has visited over forty schools up and down the Atlantic coast, sharing his book and its themes of family, gardening, growth, and generosity. He also brings with him a message of hope and inspiration; that despite cancer and blindness, he has been able to complete two children's books, manage social media for the Post Road Market, and get back into athletics through running and yoga.