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OUR Ecovillage ReStory Festival 2017

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Friday, August 18th, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

How do the stories of our past shape the way we see ourselves—limiting or inspiring us as we move forward? How can storytelling be used to reimagine the ways we interact, teach, learn, and build healthy communities? How can stories impact our behaviour toward each other, toward our political systems, toward nature? How are stories used therapeutically to change outcomes in our mental and physical health? From the inner landscape of the imagination, ancient archetypes and myths to modern digital storytelling relying on the latest in handheld technology, how do you see people using storytelling as we navigate our way into an ever more interconnected and complicated world?

On this weekend in August come join tellers, writers, artists and other stewards of possibility as we teach and learn from one another how storytelling holds the power to help us imagine, shape, and manifest our shared future on planet earth.

Our setting is a 25-acre hobbit like village: a permaculture demonstration site and education centre with earthen hand-sculpted buildings, a Zero Mile Meal Eatery, livestock and poultry (who tell their own story), a community homesteader program, green burial project, and a 4000 square foot circus tent and a fairy forest children’s telling circle under Grandma Cedar. Listen to bards by the fire in the evenings, participate in hands-on workshops during the days, learn from teachers both live-streamed and live-in-person at our outdoor stages. Be inspired. Bring your creativity and when you leave, take with you some new knowledge and a renewed vision for possibilities and for hope.


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