Sep 28, 2023, 12:00 pm1:30 pm


Event Description

In a rapidly evolving academic landscape, the role of public scholarship has gained increasing importance. Too often, however, scholars are trained to communicate in ways that differ from how the public has learned to hear. The skills of storytelling can help bridge that divide. This workshop will help you think about translating your work into narrative structures, using dramatic tension and release to engage and captivate your audiences. We will also look at sustainable strategies to build public scholarship into your ongoing research.

David Dault spends his time with one foot in the academy and one foot in the world of television, radio, and podcasting. At the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola Chicago, he oversees the programs for Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. Beyond Loyola, he is the host and executive producer of Things Not Seen: Conversations About Culture and Faith, an award-winning radio show and podcast. David began the show in Memphis in 2012, and it now airs weekly on WCPT in Chicago. It is distributed nationally through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and has listeners around the nation and the world. Along with Father Daniel P. Horan, OFM, and National Catholic Reporter executive editor Heidi Schlumpf, David is the co-host of The Francis Effect, a popular podcast that features commentary on news and events from a Catholic viewpoint. He is the co-founder of Sandburg Media, a consulting and production company that works with clients across the nation to develop and produce content for radio, streaming, and television. His work has won awards from the Religion News Association and the Religion Communicators Council, and in 2015 he received an Emmy nomination for the television documentary Selma at 50: Still Marching.