More conference news for long-form addicts: Boston University has announced the roster for “The Power of Narrative” conference taking place on campus April 29 & 30 of this year.
The list of speakers includes some fabulous storytellers:
- Susan Orlean, New Yorker contributor and author of “The Orchid Thief”;
- Jill Abramson, managing editor of The New York Times and co-author of “Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas”;
- Hampton Sides, editor-at-large of Outside magazine and author of “Hellhound on His Trail”;
- Gay Talese, who penned “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” along with eleven books;
- Kate Medina, executive editor at Random House; and
- Isabel Wilkerson, BU professor and author of “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
Storyboard will cover the event again this year, allowing those of you who can’t make it in person to attend virtually. But if you can make it, visit their website to register or to get more details on the conference.
[An earlier version of this post included Jane Mayer, who was originally slated to speak at the conference.]