Grad Students: Apply for Storytelling Fellows

Flyer for storytelling fellows

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a digital story?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. The program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.

Folks who have completed this totally free, three-week online program have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To make videos they’ll incorporate into their research (like for oral histories)
  • To make a short film they can screen before defending their dissertation
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun

Storytelling Fellows Course Details:

  • The course will run from October 24th – November 14th.
  • The three live Sunday sessions are on October 28th (from 8:00-9:30pm PST), November 4th (from 8:00-9:30pm PST), and November 11th (from 8:00-9:30pm PST). These sessions are mandatory.
  • Finishing a video is mandatory.

Take a look at  the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary.

Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design,  and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by October 19th.

Check out the workshop’s trailer!

Posted on behalf of Elliot Stevens, English Studies & Research Commons Librarian, University of Washington Libraries.

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