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Nieman Foundation, April 12, 2019, Steve Almond - writing class. Lisa Abitbol


Gwen Thompkins, NF ’11

Host, Music Inside Out

Gwen Thompkins

My area of study when I was at Harvard was storytelling. I tried to use [the] year to learn about all kinds of different ways to tell stories. So I took a course in celestial navigation, I took a course in preaching, and I took the History of Broadway. Because I wanted to learn how to talk about lots of different things with a framework based on reason and making connections that may not appear to be obvious but are real, in terms of culture.”