We talk about the end of the world as if we knew what it meant. Apocalype? What sort of Apocalype? One that destroys civilization, life, the entire planet? What does it look like when the world ends? Is there a way to stop it? Are we even asking the right questions?
Author and adventurer Craig Childs took these questions to the ground, traveling the most extreme places on earth for his new book, Apocalptic Planet: Field Guide to the Ever Ending World.
Childs will bring images and stories from his journeys to Austin on January 10 for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. The New York Times says, "Childs feats of asceticism are nothing if not awe inspiring: He's a modern-day desert father." He has been called a born storyteller by The New York Sun, and the Los Angeles Times has said his writing is like "pure oxygen" and "stings like a slap in the face."
This will be no ordinary slideshow. Come for the performance and to talk with Craig about the future of life on Earth.
@ Westbank Library on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. (after hours)