Open Call for Stories: People’s Climate March, September 19-21

Do you have a story to tell about water and climate change?

If so, there’s a folklorist on call (that’s me!) at the People’s Climate March who wants to listen and, if you’re comfortable, record your voice to be included as part of an online sound-map of stories about water and climate change.

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Over the course of the next year, I will be making audio recordings of stories on these themes in Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, and the U.K.––the People’s Climate March is my first stop and I want to include your voice, too.

About the audio collector: I am a poet, touring cyclist, and storyteller who is fortunate enough to be the recipient of Harvard’s Gardner and Shaw Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship for a year of purposeful travel. Over the course of the next year (September 2014-September 2015) I will bike and travel in New Zealand, Fiji, Tuvalu, and the U.K. The aim of my trip is to listen. Along the way I will collect stories from the people I meet about water-based climate change, or anything else that comes up.

With your permission, the story you tell will be featured on One Bike, One Year ( and included in the story map as it unfolds over the course of the next year.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions. I am eager to hear your voice!

P.S. Exact date/time and location to come. At the moment I am based in CT. I will be in NYC from Sept. 19-21 for the March, though if there is sufficient interest, I can make a trip to the city even earlier. Do you have a suggestion of a place that would make sense to record? It needs to be not too loud, but also not dead quiet.

Sign up at the People’s Climate March Satellite Events Meetup page:



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