Jeff Sparrow in conversation with Tony Birch
Please note: this event is now being held online.
Settle in friends because tonight we give you the opportunity to eavesdrop on two old friends discussing the very nature of capitalism and the environmental crisis.
Using Sparrow’s excellent book, Crimes Against Nature as a jumping board, these two authors and commentators will illuminate on all the reasons why we should be very frightened. We will serve wine to help.
Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming — the one in which we are all to blame — and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of destruction, it distils stories of hope, highlighting the repeated yearning for a more sustainable world.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they receive the link to the event. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. When purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital ticket at the counter to receive the discount.
How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings
This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
To book for this event, you must provide your email address.
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