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neil shea

 

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Neil Shea is a writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His stories regularly appear in National Geographic, and he's a contributing editor with The Virginia Quarterly Review and The American Scholar. He's also a creative consultant and teacher, and his clients have included Instagram, PBS, and Fork Films. See his recent TEDx talk here on innovative storytelling.
 

 
 

magazines

features / tv/ web

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innovative storytelling

 

Shea writes one of those pieces that transcends the politics about the war and simply tells the kind of story people will read years from now.
— Kate Palmer, Foreign Policy
 

Workshops + Events


RECENTLY

The Tokyo Transect

March 28, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Join me and photographer David Guttenfelder in Washington, D.C.
where we’ll be sharing stories from our recent fieldwork in the world’s largest city.

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news

events, travels, projects
 

April

Tokyo Transect:
Walking the world’s largest city


November

Sailing with the Norwegian coast guard aboard the icebreaker Svalbard.

March 2019

Searching for “very old darkness” in Borneo’s underworld


Aug - Sept

I’m up on Ellesmere Island this month, working with wolves.

December 2018

My latest Arctic story voted one of Nat Geo’s best reads


July

Just signed a 10-episode podcast deal with Stitcher! Coming autumn 2019

words / pictures

short true stories + collaborations