Many of our speakers said their best ideas come from brainstorming with other narrative journalists, but you may be wondering how you can find that community now that the 2014 Power of Narrative conference has come and gone.
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few different events where you can find that narrative inspiration again this spring and summer. Stay tuned for information about our scheduled narrative meet ups (pizza, beer and storytelling, anyone?) in New York and Boston, too.
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1. Come back to Boston for the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 New England conference on Friday, April 25. Tickets are almost gone, so register soon for a chance to hear about journalistic apps and add-ons, algorithms, long form storytelling and personal branding.
2. Feeling international? Head to the Netherlands next month for another journalism conference. Mark Kramer and Amy O’Leary will both be speaking in Amsterdam on May 16th, joined by a dozen other narrative journalists. This conference offers a day of master classes, and a day of conference sessions. Sign up here.
3. We’re a big fan of Grub Street, a Boston-based writing community where new journalists and professionals alike can sign up for classes on a variety of narrative topics. Feeling lonely at your writing desk? Join a Grubbie Write-In, attend one of Grub Street’s many book clubs, or stop in at one of their Lit Week events.
4. Don’t live in Boston? Conference speaker Jessica DuLong teaches at the Sackett Street Writer’s Workshop in New York and she’d love to see you again. Sign up for 6, 8 or 10-week classes on a variety of topics.
5. Join the ever-fabulous and helpful Jacqui Banaszynski for a week of storytelling inspiration on Madeline Island in June. During her seminar, “Writing Magic: The Mechanic and The Muse”, Jacqui will focus on a story’s most essential elements: scene, character, emotion and revelatory detail. Register here.
6. Roy Peter Clark may not play the piano again at Teachapalooza (hey, you never know) but you’ll walk away from the event with an arsenal of narrative teaching tips. Roy will be joined by many other Poynter faculty members during the June 2014 event. A full schedule can be found here.
7. Speaker and Nieman fellow Cristian Lupsa organizes one of our international sister conferences, The Power of Storytelling, in Romania each fall. Registration for the 2014 conference isn’t open yet, but mark October 17-18, 2014 on your calendar.
We’ll continue to post must read/ must see/ must listens on our blog as the months go by, and we hope to see you at next year’s conference, too: April 10-12, 2015.