Jennifer Senior and Mitchell Zuckoff in conversation on stage.

The Power of Narrative Conference

Repairing… Restoring… Reconnecting… Through True Storytelling

We live in a world inundated with tweets, hot takes, and breaking news alerts that dominate our thoughts for a moment and our news cycles for a day or two. Such a scattershot media environment only increases the power of narrative. Narrative penetrates the heart of the subject and the hearts of the audience. Bits of news or information rarely change our perspective about the world or our place in it. Narrative nonfiction rarely fails to do so.

David Carr Scholarship

Learn more about our David Carr Scholarship, sponsored by The Sunday Long Read. Scholarship application deadline is January 1, 2024.

Erin Lee Carr speaks on stage at the 2022 Power of Narrative Conference.

Summary Info

March 22-23, 2024
Writers, editors, lovers of narrative non-fiction
$289 for general public
$249 for BU alums
$99 for non-BU students with an .edu address
Free to BU students
Power of Narrative combines practical advice and big-picture visions for nonfiction storytellers.

Conference Location

George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue


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Bearded man wearing glasses speaks from the dais during the 2017 Power of Narrative conference.