The University of Chicago: Graduate Studies

Masterclass with David Chrisinger: Shapes of Stories

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM until 9:30 AMCentral Daylight Time UTC -05:00

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is pleased to share our ongoing Masterclass series, featuring our world-renowned faculty and instructors to provide insight into their expertise and the classroom experience at Harris.

Join us for engaging, real-time class sessions with other prospective students to experience the Harris classroom. This series has been designed specifically for prospective full-time, part-time, and credential students interested in better understanding the unique UChicago Harris experience. 

In this session David Chrisinger, Writing Program Director, Lecturer, and author of Stories Are What Save Uswill host a short workshop on the "shapes of stories." Chrisinger argues that a single story shape, the "person-in-hole" story, is especially useful in policy communication, whether you're telling a story about yourself, your community, or your organization.

This is an ideal event for students interested in learning more about the power of storytelling and to help workshop ideas you may be considering for essays, motivational statements, or other prompts requiring you to share your personal narrative. 

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.