Ross Horning Lecture Series Presents David Grann

Harper Center, Hixon-Lied Auditorum

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"The Art of Storytelling: Bringing True Tales to Life"

David Grann has been called the “Master of Nonfiction” for his process of obsessive research – from tracing the footsteps of a lost explorer in the Amazon to exposing how an innocent man was executed in Texas to searching for a giant squid in a typhoon, and documenting the systematic murder of the Osage Indians in one of the worst racial injustices in American history. With six of his works turned into major motion pictures, Entertainment Weekly has called Grann “the man Hollywood can’t stop reading.”

In this customizable speech or masterclass, Grann uses the same storytelling abilities to take audiences behind the scenes and illuminate how his tales are constructed – from the initial creative spark and the intense investigative reporting to putting words on the page and the famous fact-checking system at the New Yorker. Grann also illustrates why, in an age in which the truth is under assault, reported stories are so essential to understanding who we are.



Contact Info

Verleen Unruh
vgu39704@creighton.edu
(402) 280-2884

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