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Multispecies Storytelling Workshop

July 21, 2023 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop, in following our earlier symposium, “Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting”– will explore the significance of storytelling (in all its human and more-than-human modalities) to agenda-setting, both because stories serve to naturalize certain ways of thinking about and acting in the world, and because in a multispecies world they can invite and inspire meaningful social and cultural engagement and action.

The Multispecies Storytelling event draws together artists, scholars, and thinkers whose different practices of storytelling planetary existence, our own and that which is more-than-human, consider and respond to what Timothy Morton calls “the net effect”: mass extinction and planetary injustice. Situated on the land at Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, the Unceded and Ancestral land of the Okanagan Syilx people, this event invites academics and creatives at all stages and from across disciplines to engage in story as mediative method: navigating, educating about, and ultimately creating awareness of what it means to live sustainably in an age of mass extinction.


Our event is split into two days:

This event is supported by a UBC Okanagan-Exeter Excellence Catalyst Grant entitled “Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting”, the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies and is organized by the Post-Anthropocentrism and Critical Animal Studies Research Group [PACAS].


July 21, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre
969 Raymer Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 1K1 Canada
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Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Conference, Workshop/Course
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Environment and Sustainability, Student Learning
Alumni, Faculty, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates