The Earth Stories Collection Movie

The Earth Stories Collection, which it has been my honour to work on, has just released a new video featuring Executive Directory, Grian Cutanda, talking about the impetus and theory behind using traditional stories to bring about worldview change. This video summarises nicely the first part of The Earth Stories Collection, Volume 0, weaving together climate change science, ecological philosophy, education theory, systems theory and storytelling. The film featured at the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival Conference at the end of March.

More on the Earth Stories Collection here: https://theearthstoriescollection.org/en/home/

The Earth Stories Collection works in relationship with The Earth Charter: https://earthcharter.org/

Podcast: Truth and Story

Okay, full disclosure, I meant to record this episode first as the introduction to the entire podcast, but then the opportunity to record a conversation with Sian Cornelius came up, and this one had to wait. I do regular storytelling training workshops with academics, scientists and students to help them communicate their research more effectively. Often, I begin these workshops by sharing the tale of ‘Truth and Story’. It’s based on the traditional Jewish tale of the same name. However, this version I learned from the Argentinian-Canadian storyteller, Marta Singh. In an oral tradition, stories continue to travel, continue to shift and change and find new roots and new audiences.

Marta Singh: https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/marta-singh

Podcast: Building Community Through Story with Sian Cornelius

Happy Earth Day everyone. I’ve made a foray into the realm of podcasts! Here’s the first episode with Welsh storyteller, author and harp player (amongst a very large range of other skills and interests).

Sian was living in Christchurch in 2011 when the earthquake hit. In this episode, Sian explains how that experience led her to become passionate about the power of story to transform ourselves and our communities after trauma.  Her book, Transition Girl, shares the story of this part of Sian’s life.  She has also published Gower Folk Tales, a collection of traditional stories from the Gower peninsula in Wales, where she lives off-grid in a lovely solar-powered wooden cabin in the woods.

You can find out more about Sian, her books and her storytelling adventures at www.heartofabard.com and follow her on instagram @heartofabard.

Building Community with Storytelling with Sian Cornelius Restorying the Earth

In this episode, I speak to Sian Cornelius, storyteller, author and harpist, about being in the Christchurch Earthquake of 2011 and how that experience led her to become passionate about the power of story to transform ourselves and our communities after trauma.  Her book, Transition Girl, shares the story of this part of Sian's life.  She has also published Gower Folk Tales, a collection of traditional stories from the Gower peninsula in Wales, where she lives off-grid in a lovely solar-powered wooden cabin in the woods. You can find out more about Sian, her books and her storytelling adventures at http://www.heartofabard.com and follow her on instagram @heartofabard.