Storytelling conference featuring psychiatrists and journalists to open in Bucharest

Storytelling conference featuring psychiatrists and journalists to open in Bucharest
Bucharest. Image: Ștefan Jurcă under a CC licence

19 October 2017

Ever wanted to be surrounded by some of the best storytellers from the world of narrative journalism? In Bucharest this weekend you can be.

The annual Power of Storytelling conference is one of eastern Europe’s most unique events, and it will kick off in the Romanian capital on Friday with a line-up of prominent journalists, photographers, filmmakers and psychiatrists.

The theme of this year’s two-day event is “closer” and the conference organisers say on their website that they are aiming to tackle: “the troubling realities of our age – uncertainty, fear, inequality, misinformation – and look at how stories can explain them, put them in context, while also giving a voice to those that have not been heard.”

This is the seventh time the conference has taken place in Bucharest, where it has become a fixture of the creative calendar.

Speakers this year include Elie Gardner, a freelance photojournalist and filmmaker based in Istanbul; Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor at The New York Times Magazine; Murray Nossel, an Academy Award nominated documentary film maker; and Paul Browde, a psychiatrist and faculty member of New York’s Columbia University.

Last year's conference had the theme “dare to wander”.

More information about the event can be found here.