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The 21st Century Story:  

Digital Storytelling Workshop

Dates: 8 Sundays, Sept. 16 - Nov. 11, (No class Oct. 7)
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm 
Instructor: Porter Shreve
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Nonfiction/Fiction 
Price: $475 

The warp-speed advance of tech innovation over the past 25 years has been a devil’s bargain, but it has allowed almost anyone, even with limited training in multimedia narrative, to become an amateur filmmaker, radio host, photographer, entrepreneur, and one person band. In this course in Multimedia Storytelling for writers, we will look at examples of what makes for good visual and audio narrative, and we will go over some basics of photographic, video, and podcasting technique. 

The course will be divided into 2 month-long projects that you will undertake step by step, week by week. You can choose to do any of the following: a photo essay, a short documentary, a voiceover essay for radio or film, a podcast, or a promotional video, all of which use multimedia storytelling geared toward a general audience.


Equal parts learning, workshop and media lab, this class will stretch your storytelling skills beyond the page and into the digital realm.

Music of the Mind

Porter Shreve is the author of four novels. The Obituary Writer was a New York Times Notable Book. Drives Like a Dream and When the White House Was Ours were Chicago Tribune Books of the Year. And his latest, The End of the Book, published in 2014, was a San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year. Shreve has coedited six anthologies and published fiction, nonfiction, Op-Eds, and book reviews in many magazines and newspapers. He has been interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition and the Diane Rehm Show, among other programs, and has taught at a number of universities, including the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon, Purdue, St. Mary’s, and the University of San Francisco.

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