Dispatches from Borneo
Just home from a few weeks' work in and beneath the rainforest of Borneo with photographer Carsten Peter. We're working on a story for Nat Geo about some of the largest and most spectacular caves in the world. I'll be posting short stories from the journey to Instagram. Join us @neilshea13
I've got a new series of short essays appearing in The Virginia Quarterly Review called "Subway Rorschach." First story appears in the print issue; the series will also appear on VQR's Instagram feed, @vqreview. These pieces are a bit of a shift for me; more personal.
April - May
I'll be in Borneo working on a story for National Geographic.
Sewanee: The University of the South
March 28 - 30
Joining a group of journalists & professors for public discussions and classroom workshops on truth, facts + storytelling in era of Trump.
AWP Conference: Washington, D.C
February 11, 2017
I'll be part of a panel called "Translating Iraq," with writers, poets and novelists who've worked in the country.
The Dreyfoos School for the Arts: West Palm Beach
January 11 - 13, 2017
Classes and workshops on writing, storytelling, and creativity
Writing from the World's Most Challenging Places: NYC
December 13, 2016
Talking conflict journalism @PassionPassport's HQ
Nieman Foundation for Journalism: Harvard
October 21, 2016
Short/True: A lecture + workshop on social media and journalism
Seoul Digital Forum: South Korea
May 19 - 20, 2016
South Korea's premier digital conference.
Passport to Asia: Hong Kong + Cambodia
February 14 - 29, 2016
Travel writing workshop and social media campaign for Passion Passport + Cathay Pacific Airways.
The Power of Narrative Conference: Boston
March 27 - 29, 2015
Presentations on conflict reporting, journalism and memory, and social media storytelling.