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Saturday, March 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making it Work: Finding ways to tell stories when it's not your full time job

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Not everyone with a passion for storytelling works full-time as a writer, reporter, or member of the media industry. Whether you find time to write after work at your 9-5 office job or record a podcast before the baby wakes up, it can be difficult to find the time and creative space to produce meaningful work. Jessica DuLong, Paul Kramer, and Allison Keir have all produced pieces of narrative storytelling in addition to working as a marine engineer, college professor, and university administrator, respectively. Come hear their tips for making it work. 

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Jessica DuLong

Jessica DuLong is an author, historian, ghostwriter, and book coach who teaches narrative nonfiction with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. Her most recent book, Dust to Deliverance: Untold Stories from the Maritime Evacuation on September 11 (McGraw-Hill), is the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting about the largest boat lift in history during which ferries, dinner boats, and other vessels spontaneously converged to rescue nearly 500,000 stranded people from Manhattan Island. Her first book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey (Free Press), explores the value of hands-on work through memoir, history, and reportage. Lauded in The New York Times as... Read More →
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Allison Keir

Documentary Filmmaker
Allison Keir.
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Paul Kramer

Historian and Writer, Vanderbilt University
Prof. Paul Kramer is an historian and writer who teaches modern US history at Vanderbilt University, with an emphasis on issues of race, gender, economic and transnational inequality, and the United States’ intersections with the wider world. He has written for the New Yorker, Slate, Foreign Affairs and other venues on the origins of the US naval base at Guantanamo, the ambiguities of the US-Mexico border, the politics of torture, and debates over immigration, has received support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Balcony

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