The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

We Are All Storytellers with Fernanda Santos

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Thoren, University Club (view map)
Generative Workshop, Performative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre, Storytelling
Tags: Narrative

About the Session

"You're not going to believe what happened at the party!" Who hasn't said that (or some version of it)? The truth is, we're all storytellers, but it's when we put our writer's hat on that telling stories gets complicated. In this interactive session, we'll use live storytelling to identify the key elements of narrative, decode the process we all engage in to tell everyday stories, and explore strategies to help us incorporate such process into our writing.  

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Fernanda Santos
Fernanda Santos teaches narrative journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She joined Cronkite after 12 years at The New York Times, including five as its Phoenix Bureau chief. Her first book, The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, received the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book and was one of two finalists in the Contemporary Nonfiction category. Santos, who is from Brazil, has reported in three languages, throughout Latin America and United States. She is a recipient of the Kiplinger, International Reporting Project and Casey Children and Family fellowships, and co-author of “Latinos in the United States,” a reference guide by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.