Teaching The Art of Story

Teaching The Art of Story and Film-Related Outreach

Lydia Nibley teaches a seminar on The Art of Story. The seminar explores how to skillfully use detail and research to deepen the “truth” told in fictional stories, and how to make the most of the tools of fiction–character, plot, dialogue, setting, scene, narrative arc–in the telling of true stories.

She has recently been an artist-in-residence at Stephens College, and a visiting professor and speaker at Harvard University, UCLA, the University of Missouri, Cal State Fullerton, The Colorado College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, San Jose State, University of Michigan, Washington State University, and the University of Southern California.

Lydia has also presented her film work and lectured at a number of libraries and museums around the United States.

Lydia’s work is recognized in instructional books about making successful documentaries. She was interviewed for Andrew Zinnes’ The Documentary Film Makers Handbook where TWO SPIRITS is featured as a case study. Also, TWO SPIRITS is studied and recommended in Bill Nichols’ Introduction to Documentary, 2nd Edition.

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