Nat Geo Wild / writing a TV Series
My treatment for a 4-part series on wolves just got the green light from NatGeo Wild. Thrilled to be heading into wolf territory soon.
Fieldwork / The Arctic
It's been a decade since my last project in Arctic. Now I'm heading for King William Island to begin working on a magazine piece.
Fieldwork / Back to Kenya
Back to a tense Nairobi to continue work on a project with Fork Films. I'll be covering second round of elections, and what comes after.
New IG Series w/ Randy Olson
New series premiering this week with Randy. We've been looking lately at water—and how it runs through our work, sometimes obviously and sometimes by its absence leaving a mark. Join us for the journey @natgeo and on our personal feeds.
Remembering the Great War
Fieldwork / Kenya
Heading to Kenya this week for a new film project with Abby Disney and Fork Films. Happy to get back to Nairobi.
New Stories / VQR
Dispatches from Borneo
Just home from a few weeks' work in and beneath the rainforest of Borneo with photographer Carsten Peter. We're working on a story for Nat Geo about some of the largest and most spectacular caves in the world. I'll be posting short stories from the journey to Instagram. Join us @neilshea13
I've got a new series of short essays appearing in The Virginia Quarterly Review called "Subway Rorschach." First story appears in the print issue; the series will also appear on VQR's Instagram feed, @vqreview. These pieces are a bit of a shift for me; more personal.
Fieldwork / Malaysia
Sewanee: The University of the South
April - May
Heading for Borneo to work on a story for National Geographic. My first visit to a rainforest!
March 28 - 30
Joining a group of journalists & professors for public discussions and classroom workshops on truth, facts + storytelling in the era of Trump.
AWP Conference / Washington, D.C
February 11, 2017
I'll be part of a panel called "Translating Iraq," with writers, poets and novelists who've worked in the country.
March 23 | 7pm
I'll be talking National Geographic, Instagram + storytelling at one of NYC's premier creative agencies.
The Dreyfoos School for the Arts: West Palm Beach
Writing from the World's Most Challenging Places: NYC
January 11 - 13, 2017
I'll be giving classes and workshops on writing, storytelling, and creativity
December 13, 2016
Talking conflict journalism @ Passion Passport's HQ
Nieman Foundation / Harvard University
Seoul Digital Forum / South Korea
October 21, 2016
I'll be at Harvard this week giving a lecture + workshop on social media and journalism
May 19 - 20, 2016
Presenting a talk on Instagram storytelling to South Korea's premier digital conference.
Passion Passport: Hong Kong + Cambodia
The Power of Narrative / Boston
February 14 - 29, 2016
Travel writing workshop and social media campaign in partnership with Passion Passport + Cathay Pacific Airways.
March 27 - 29, 2015
I'll be giving presentations on conflict reporting, journalism + memory, and social media storytelling at this conference.