We will be one of the main sponsors of Earth Day Marin Festival & Day of Action, a free, family-friendly event at Redwood High School in Larkspur on April 6 from 11a – 5p. A major focus this year is climate breakdown; stop by our booth to learn about all our campaigns and how you can get involved. We are also presenting four, award-winning Bay Area storytellers, who will enchant children and adults alike. You will hear stories from around the world that illustrate the importance of keeping everything in balance so that the planet we care about so much is not destroyed.
ABOUT THE STORYTELLERS
Part Mayo, Yaqui and Cherokee, Alicia Retes is a multitalented interpretive artisan, nature guide and musician. Her work is influenced by personal wildlife adventures combined with respect and appreciation for Native cultural art. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide and Trainer through the National Association for Interpreters. Alicia is also well-known in the Marin community through her work with the Museum of the American Indian and Camp Coyote.
In his stage portrayal of John Muir, Garth Gilchrist recounts the adventures and wild wisdom of this early visionary conservationist. Drawing on his own boyhood adventures ranging over the mountainous landscapes of Washington State and California, Garth has also created original, prize-winning story recordings based on his life-long love of the land. His CD, "Journeys Home," won both Parents Magazine and Pegasus awards.
A nationally known storyteller and solo performer, Erica Lann-Clark has been a featured teller at regional storytelling festivals here and abroad, as well as twice at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival. Her critically acclaimed comedy, “Shopping for God,” was commissioned by the Marsh Theater, and her multicultural, two woman storytelling show with Olga Loya, “Believe It Or Not," was a hit at the Cabrillo Theater Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2013. In 2014, Erica will be teaching “Story in Medicine” for The Five Branches University’s Santa Cruz & San Jose campuses.
A multi-talented performer, Kirk Waller weaves together spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience. He has garnered national recognition, including a J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant from the National Storytelling Network and a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his CD, “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs." Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events both locally and nationally, including the invitation-only Exchange Place at the prestigiousNational Storytelling Festival.
395 Doherty Dr
Larkspur, CA 94939
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