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Book Reading - Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim

  • The Maker's Loft 119 1/2 Washington Street Iowa City, Iowa USA (map)

In August of 2014, the Great March for Climate Action came through Iowa City during its 3,100-mile march across America. Ed Fallon, a former Iowa lawmaker and director of the 2014 March, wrote a just-released memoir about the experience: MARCHER, WALKER, PILGRIM. 

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Ed will discuss the book, read selections, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC in 2014, dozens of marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about the climate crisis.

Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning -- even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to tear the March community apart.

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