Date: September 3, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: Centennial Center Theater, Pioneer Park
Featuring readings by writers of the “In a Time of Change: Boreal Forest Stories” project:
Debbie Clarke Moderow
Brody Lane Shappell
Literary reading director: Daryl Farmer
Embark on a foray into the forest with the cross-disciplinary creators of In a Time of Change (ITOC): Boreal Forest Stories. For more than one and a half years, artists, writers, environmental educators, humanities scholars, and scientists exchanged knowledge and perspectives on the boreal forest and explored narrative as it applies across the disciplines. Through their original works, participants tell stories rooted in the boreal forest, including its ecology, its inhabitants, and their interactions. Their creative works appear in thBoreal Forest Stories multimedia gallery exhibit, literary reading, live performances, booklet, website, and a forthcoming book. Admission is free.
ITOC: Boreal Forest Stories was directed by UAF professor Mary Beth Leigh. Artists Margo Klass, Ree Nancarrow, and Susan Campbell curated the visual art exhibit and Jennifer Moss contributed graphic and web design. Writers Carolyn Kremers and Daryl Farmer led the writers’ cohort and musician Susan Grace directed the live performance. Geographer Elizabeth Alexander provided organizational assistance and artist Klara Maisch coordinated social media outreach. Lissy Goralnik (Michigan State University) performed research and evaluation of the collaborative process and its impacts. Boreal Forest Stories was funded by the National Science Foundation through the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program with additional support from the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology and other sponsors. Special thanks to the Fairbanks Arts Association for hosting the exhibit premiere.