A Night of Richmond Storytelling: Open mic, book talk, music, mingling and food

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Sunday, October 2, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., in-person, Richmond, CA

A night of Richmond storytelling about people power, climate justice, and reimagining the world, with author Madeline Ostrander, Urban Tilth executive director Doria Robinson, and Rich City Rides executive director Najari Smith. Emceed by local poet, author, and educator Ptah Tracey Mitchell. With an open mic, a book talk, food, and music. Co-presented with The Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Madeline Ostrander with KQED’s Ezra Romero and the Richmond Listening Project’s Alfredo Angulo, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in-person, Berkeley, CA

Madeline Ostrander talks about reimagining home in frontline communities—including Richmond, California—with KQED climate reporter Ezra David Romero and the Richmond Listening Project’s Alfredo Angulo at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley. Co-presented with The Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

How Do We Live an Ethical Life in a Time of Climate Upheaval?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., in person, Cambridge, MA

Madeline Ostrander with Greg Epstein, Harvard/M.I.T. Humanist Chaplain, hosted by the Knight Science Journalism Program and the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life at M.I.T.

 

Class at Seattle’s Hugo House: Weaving Science into Story

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Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in-person, Seattle, WA

Many of the most important stories of our time are grounded in or heavily influenced by science. But the story of science is rarely well-told. At its best, like any good narrative, science is a search for insight. But its pursuit can also magnify the worst human tendencies—hubris, injustice, and exploitation. In this class, we’ll discuss how to weave science into personal stories and explore what is at once beautiful, vital, and occasionally monstrous about the search for answers.

 

Class at Seattle’s Hugo House: Building Characters from Real Life

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Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in-person, Seattle, WA

Characters breathe life into a story, turning an abstract idea into a vivid representation of human experience. In nonfiction, writers build characters from the raw and messy material of real life. In this class, we’ll talk about techniques for rendering yourself and others as characters through scenes, dialog, and telling details. We’ll explore strategies from nonfiction, memoir, and journalism for researching and digging deeply into the thoughts, habits, manners, quirks, and substance of your characters.