Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series

A Conversation with Susan Orlean

Talks April 13, 2016

Join us for a conversation with best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. She’ll speak with 2016 Nieman Fellow Kim Tingley, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the craft of narrative nonfiction. Read more

Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy

Talks April 13, 2015

Join us as political cartoonist Jeff Danziger presents and discusses the new documentary Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy, featuring 12 cartoonists from around the world "who risk their lives to defend democracy, with a smile on their faces and a pencil as their only weapon." Jeff will discuss the verbal and visual art of cartooning and the state of political cartooning in the U.S. and abroad after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Read more

Junot Díaz

Talks April 8, 2013

A conversation with Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, provocateur, science fiction enthusiast and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner. Read more

Shooting Ghosts

Talks April 1, 2013

A conversation with Reuters photojournalist and 2013 Nieman Fellow Finbarr O'Reilly and retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas James Brennan about their journey through wars, trauma, loss and recovery. Read more

Lunch conversation with Jodi Kantor

Talks October 9, 2012

Jodi Kantor, New York Times correspondent and author of "The Obamas," speaks with Ann Marie Lipinski, curator at the Nieman Foundation and former editor of the Chicago Tribune. Whitney Johnson, author of "Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When you Dare to Dream," offers the introduction. Read more

Nieman Foundation to host Gay Talese, Chris Jones

Talks November 15, 2011

The Nieman Foundation, in partnership with the Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series, will host narrative journalism icon Gay Talese in conversation with Esquire magazine’s Chris Jones, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award. The Nov. 18 event starts at 2 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, and is free and open to the public. Read more