neil shea


Teaching + Speaking


Neil teaches non-fiction writing and journalism, and he sometimes gives talks about storytelling.

Here are some of the schools, companies, and conferences he's worked with.



C o u r s e s

Boston University
foreign reporting
intro to journalism

Sewanee, The University of the South
creative non-fiction

Furman University
creative non-fiction

P u b l i c    S p e a k i n g

The Seoul Digital Forum; Seoul, S. Korea

Chandelier Creative; SoHo NYC

The Power of Narrative Conference; Boston

The AWP Conference; Washington D.C.

The L.Ink Festival; Bari, Italy

W o r k s h o p s

Instagram HQ; Menlo Park

The Nieman Foundation; Harvard University

Passion Passport / Cathay Pacific Airways

The Dreyfoos School for the Arts; West Palm Beach


Nat Geo: Live!

Washington, D.C. | March 28, 2019

I’ll be onstage at National Geographic HQ with photographer David Guttenfelder to talk about how we explored Tokyo—the world’s largest city—on foot for a special issue of the magazine.

Join us. More details soon.




TEDx at Emory

Emory University, Atlanta | February 24, 2018

"Standing Still in the Stream: Empathy, Wonder, and the Power of Short Stories"