Becoming an Earth Ally with Author and Activist Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Stephanie Parish

We are in a time of multiple crises, with ecosystems collapsing and mass extinctions occurring on a daily basis. And yet there are paradigm-shifting movements taking place around the globe that augur great possibility.

Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland Reading from her book of narrative eco-poetry, Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge: Pangea’s Dream Remembered, poet Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland will encourage us to build the Collective Resilience necessary to realize our Power as Earth Allies.

Elizabeth is an author, theater artist, and arts educator whose career over the last 40 years has evolved at the intersection of arts and activism.

In 2018, during her residency at the Joggins Fossil Institute, she researched and wrote, Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge: Pangea’s Dream Remembered. Her work speaks to the power of arts to change lives.

In hearing Elizabeth share from … Daring To Hope at The Cliff’s Edge, I felt myself experience a brief but ever so sweet respite from the hopelessness that has weighed on my heart and the hearts of so many … Elizabeth’s work shows us that the ultimate tool we possess is our ability to quiet down and listen to what our Eternal Mother is trying to tell us.” – Sophia Katz, Musician, Author and Media Artist

The majestic Joggins Cliffs are featured in the picture above. To learn more about Elizabeth’s book of narrative eco-poetry, please visit Chapel Street Editions.

This presentation is intended for youth and adults struggling to find their role in these challenging times.


“As a cultural geographer specializing in the field of Education for Sustainable Development, I have witnessed the pivotal role the arts play in providing a holistic framework through which we can process our collective fears of the future. In this powerful narrative poem, Elizabeth takes us to the cliff ’s edge of these fears, and using pathos, humour and her unique wit, provides us with a personal model for resilient action.” – Dr. Michael Fox, Professor of Geography & Environment Mount Allison University

“Lyrical, bewildering, heartening, and unsettling, this work sees an individual voice reckoning with the overwhelming complexity of our present moment and that which led us here.” – Nick Storring, Composer, Musician and Music Journalist

This program is supported by the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The League of Canadian Poets          Canada Council for the Arts

This workshop is taking place via Zoom.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email at least 7 days prior to the event.