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Global Lab: At Sea with the Selkies

with Janis Mackay

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue.


At Sea with the Selkies

What does it mean to lose your seal skin? What can we learn from the selkie stories when it comes to retrieving lost parts of ourselves? How can myth guide us and heal us? Scottish storyteller Janis Mackay has been working with stories for over 20 years. Traditional stories involving the physical or mental transformations of characters into other beings are among her favourite ones. Janis is also an author and she wrote her first novel Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest while she was on a writer residency in Caithness, on Scotland’s north coast. The book was awarded the Kelpies Prize 2009. Janis is currently doing a PhD on the theme of blending myth with life story, focusing on selkie legends as a path towards well being and soul retrieval.


Daily Programme
1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation
2.30pm: Break
2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion
4.30pm: End


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