Undergrad Events

Tell Me a Story: A Panel Discussion on the Uses of Narrative

A diverse range of speakers from Harvard University and the community will share their experiences in the realm of storytelling and story-sharing as they grapple with the following questions: Why do stories matter? Why do we tell them? Why do we listen? Together, the panelists will begin to explore the power of stories and the ways in which that power shapes lives.

Moderated by

Stephen Greenblatt
John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities


Jill Lepore
David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History

Kimberly Theidon
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

Birtukan Midekssa
Founder, Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ), Ethiopia

Erika Duncan
Founder, Herstory Writers Workshop

Robert Pinsky
Author & Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1997-2000)

Tracy Kidder
Author & Pulitzer Prize Winner (1982)

Co-sponsored with Harvard College Students for Scholars at Risk and Harvard College Writing Program.

Free and open to all Harvard ID-holders.