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

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.

Summary Info

March 22-23, 2024
Writers, editors, lovers of narrative non-fiction
REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 2023: $299 for general public
$249 for BU alums
$79 for non-BU students with an .edu address
Free to BU students

The 2023 conference will be entirely in-person on BU's campus. Recordings of all sessions will be available for purchase after the conference. Recordings are included in the price of registration at the $249 level and above.
Power of Narrative combines practical advice and big-picture visions for nonfiction storytellers.


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