Story Lab Certification Workshop

Friday, April 21, 2017
Humanities Writ Large

On April 27th, 2017, Story Lab will host a one-day workshop on storytelling. Bringing together educators, activists, journalists, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, the inaugural Story Lab Certification Workshop will be an opportunity to convene practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling.

The morning session will feature a keynote from Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Services, followed by a general discussion of Story Lab’s and the workshop’s aims; the afternoon will feature three break-out working group sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of storytelling theory and praxis:

  1. arts and new platforms for storytelling (digital, social/new media, VR, commercial branding);
  2. storytelling, media, activism (storytelling for social transformation, but also future of journalism and news platforms); and
  3. public storytelling and institutional/educational practices (public science narratives, policy and persuasion, higher-ed, K-12 and community-facing storytelling).

The concluding hour will be a chance to further discuss ethical implications of teaching storytelling, and to collectively develop a ‘best practices’ for doing so.

Story Lab Certification Workshop
Thursday, April 27, 2017
C105, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, Smith

Jarvis will be on hand the day before to present a talk entitled "Exploring America's Story through the National Park System." The lecture, part of the Scholars and Storytelling series, is Wednesday, April 26, 12-1pm, in the Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall in Smith Warehouse. For further details, see the Facebook event page.

Space in the workshop is limited, so please email mack.zalin@duke.edu to register.

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