Neil Shea

is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and creative consultant. His work regularly appears in National Geographic magazine, and he's a contributing editor with The Virginia Quarterly Review and The American Scholar. His recent creative clients have included Instagram, Atlantic Re:Think, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Market Road Films. He teaches at Sewanee, the University of the South, and at Boston University.



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@ Chandelier Creative

In March I gave a talk at the Chandelier Creative penthouse in SoHo. They've put parts of the presentation together with pieces of an interview with me and, if you're interested, you can find it here.


Subway Rorschach

New short story coming in the spring issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. On newsstands now.



A Good Book

Blurbing a book I believe in: The Songs of Trees by David Haskell. 

"Haskell re-roots us in life’s grand creative struggle and encourages us to turn away from empty individuality."



Borneo — Most of the animals I meet while on assignment aren't interested in hanging out. But in caves deep below Borneo's rainforest, these tiny bold birds were happy to drop out of the darkness for a visit. Read more here.


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