Grantee Michael Harren has New Book

2016 grantee Michael Harren has a book out called The Animal Book. He spent a year as an artist in residence at a farmed animal sanctuary, which inspired a multi-media performance piece called The Animal Show. This featured electro-acoustic music, spoken word, poetry, and songs about his experience at the sanctuary along with stories about the non-human animal relationships that shaped him throughout his life. He performed a version of this at the 2017 Compassion Arts & Culture and Animals Festival. From The Animal Show, he created The Animal Book that includes the entire text of the show along with performance photos, video stills, and stories of the show’s tour and Harren’s activism on the road.