Saturday, November 8th


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The Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference 2014  


Under the direction of Constance Hale, MJ ’90, this Cal conference brings together top editors and an audience of talented, veteran writers. The two keynote speakers are editor Jake Silverstein of The New York Times Magazine and writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker. More than a dozen other top-tier editors, agents, and writers will lead discussions of both the tradition and the edges of literary journalism. We will not just explore how to research and write great stories, but also where to publish them, and how to collaborate with agents and editors.

Please see narrativeatcal.com/program for the schedule of the day.

Attendance is limited to 75 experienced writers who have a portfolio of articles over 1500 words, to allow for small-group sessions and rich networking. The fee for the general public is $275, $250 for alumni and members of supporting organizations. Master classes are also available on Sunday, Nov. 9, for an additional $50 fee.

Email NarrativeatCal [at] gmail [dot] com for more information or to be added to our mailing list.


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • The ASJA Educational Foundation


  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
  • The Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal
  • UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program.

Map + Directions:

Parking: The nearest parking garage is the Lower Hearst Structure, one block west of the School on the northeast corner of Hearst and Scenic avenues. (Find it on this map.) There, hourly pay parking is available at all times on Level 2 in the Gold Zone only on the eastern end of the lot. Visit the UCB Parking and Transportation page for more information.

Hotels: Some popular hotels and inns that are close to the J-school include the Rose Garden Inn, the Bancroft Hotel, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza and the Hotel Durant. Westward on University Avenue there are some economical options, including the Holiday Inn Express.



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