2021 Earth Up Conference

Earth Care Performance 2: Quiet Tales

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Margaret Read MacDonald (Washington) | Host/Three Green LadiesSheila Wee (Singapore) | Just a Little MorePaula Martín (Argentina) | Sharing the WineHeather Forest (New York) | The Useless TreeLaura Simms (New York) | Papa God’s WellMilbre Burch (North Carolina) | The Magic Garden of the PoorGerald Fierst …

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Earth Care Performance 1: Lively Tales

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Margaret Read MacDonald (Washington) | HostJen and Nat Whitman (Bangkok) | Mikku and the TreesJenni Cargill-Strong (Australia) | Mosquito Extermination ProjectJoe Hayes (New Mexico) | Frog and LocustGecko Cannot SleepJudith Black (Massachusetts) | Spider and the Palm-Nut TreeRoger Jenkins (Singapore) and Paula Martín (Argentina) | The …

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Decocting the Lore

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference An invitation for participants to explore the process of taking stories, folklore and memories of a place. We will decoct them, distilling them down to become new creative interpretations, offering new stories infused with old, offering insights into how we renew our relationship with the environment. …

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The Ganga Story

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference 4th of November is celebrated as Ganga Utsav (Festival), a celebration of India’s largest river Ganges. What role does Storytelling have in a festival like this? Indian Storyteller Rituparna Ghosh has been curating and performing live at the festival for the past two years and shares her story. …

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Story Slam: Mother Earth

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Mother Earth holds us all, she feeds us all. Ashes to ashes, waves in and out… Earth. Share your story of connection, your natural disaster survival tale, a tale of caring for another living thing, your tale of growth. Bring it, tell it, come hear it …

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Earth Up Evening Performance

Nick Smith (California) | MCJackson Gillman (Maine) | Pledge to the PlanetJill Lamede (England) | Small CreaturesRoopa Mohan (India/California) | Krishna & the SerpentSteve Tate (North Carolina) | Goat CheeseBrian ‘Fox’ Ellis (Illinois) | Crane DanceAllison Galbraith (Scotland) | Seal IslandFabio Lisboa (Brazil) | Just Like ThisRebecca Lemaire (Belgian/British) | Monsieur Seguin’s GoatParvathy Eswaran (India) …

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How to Find, Adapt, and Craft Powerful Environmental Stories

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Discover the world of environmental stories. You’ll learn what makes a story “environmental.” Where to look for environmental stories, and how to adapt and create them for new situations. We’ll use examples from my book Tales with Tails: Storytelling the Wonders of the Natural World. Award-winning …

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How South American Oral and Cultural Traditions Can Change the Conversation

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Traditional stories in South America embrace and go beyond Mother Earth: many of them help us break the Western divide between humans exploiting and nature being exploited. This presentation interweaves stories with environmental and anthropological approaches to inspire and bring a new perspective. Anabelle Castaño is …

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Telling Your Climate Story

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference We all have a story to tell. Discover your personal connection to climate change and how it can serve as a powerful tool to inspire others. This interactive workshop consists of a series of prompts that invite individual writing, reflection and small group sharing to develop …

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