calendar of events

Seattle Arts and Lectures series: Storyteller Uprising

To foster an understanding of creativity in this digital age, Seattle Arts and Lectures and the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) are co-presenting the five-part lecture series, “SAL U: Storyteller Uprising: Narrative and Engagement Intelligence in the Digital Age.” Upcoming lectures, presented by MCDM faculty, are:

  • March 23: Scott Macklin, Building Organizational Capacity through Convening Community Stories
  • April 6: Anita Verna Crofts, Let's Do the Numbers: Metrics and Maturation of Digital Media in Emerging Markets

All lectures will be held from 7:30–9 p.m. in Kane Hall 210.

Buy tickets at the door ($20 each lecture) or contact Beth Koemans, bkoemans@uw.edu for event details or available podcasts and media produced from this series.

SEAchange 2011: From Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon

Telling Tales of Environmental Disaster, Justice, and Recovery

SEAchange: Join the conversationsOn Saturday, April 2, 2011, reflect on two major U.S. oil spills during SEAchange 2011: From Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon: Telling Tales of Environmental Disaster, Justice, and Recovery. The daylong event at the University of Washington is sponsored by the Department of Communication, the Master of Communication in Digital Media, University Libraries, and the College of the Environment. SEAchange 2011 will feature scientists, fishermen, technologists, chefs and a multitude of interdisciplinary thought leaders to explore how we as a society of modern consumers confront the many environmental ills that all of us have a hand in creating.

Learn more and register online >>

Transforming Communities, One Communication Student at a Time

Transforming Communities, One Communication Student at a TimeWhat: Silent auction and short live auction, with $25 patron fee.
When: Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Place: Center for Urban Horticulture (map) (directions)
Why: Connect with alumni, meet students, hear about our vision.
Our pledge: All funds—down to the last dime—will support our students.
Details: Complimentary food and drink.

Register online and read stories of transformation >>

A Practical Writing Workshop

Jack HartPresented by Jack Hart: 1968 journalism grad, former managing editor of The Oregonian,and author of A Writer's Coach.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Communications, room 126 (map)
Parking: Parking is $5 at any gatehouse
Directions: The gatehouse attendant can direct you to your parking lot.

This event is free. Register online to reserve a spot >>

You can’t improve your writing without changing your writing process. And this three-hour workshop will take you through every step of the writing process, focusing on take-it-to-the-keyboard advice you can put to work right away. You’ll learn how to develop better ideas, make your information-gathering more efficient, find a focus and draft quickly. You’ll fill your writing toolbox with new tips and tricks. And, best of all, you’ll learn how to write without the pain that moved Gene Fowler to say, “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

Learn the essentials of good writing. Bring ideas to write about and something to write with — laptops are fine, but paper and pencil will work just as well.

Copies of Jack Hart's book will be available at the event.