Become a Storytelling Fellow

Are you a graduate student looking to network across programs? Engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics?


If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply to join the inaugural cohort of Storytelling Fellows, an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students using digital-storytelling skills and technologies.


Storytelling Fellows

A Free Online Skill-Building Program for Graduate Students

Sponsored by the Research Commons & the Libraries Instructional Design Team

2/1/17 – 2/15/17 with two synchronous online sessions on 2/4 and 2/11 (9:30-11:30am)


What is Storytelling Fellows?

It is a totally free two-week online program that will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project. Fellows will meet for 2 two-hour online Adobe Connect sessions in order to discuss project ideas and gain insight into the art of storytelling, using the cloud-based program WeVideo.


Do I need to have any prior experience?

Nope! No previous experience with digital storytelling or WeVideo is required or needed. An online Canvas-based course will be provided to bring you up to speed on the finer points of digital storytelling.


When does the Fellows program run?

The online Canvas course opens 2/1 and closes 2/15. The mandatory Adobe Connect sessions (online) are on Saturday, 2/4, from 9:30-11:30am and Saturday, 2/1,1 from 9:30-11:30am.


How do I sign up?

Fill out this survey by no later than 1/26. We will cap the workshop at 10 people–and preference will be given to those who can attend two Adobe-Connect meetings–so it’s best to sign up soon.


Questions? Contact Elliot Stevens, Assistant Research Commons Librarian (

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Thursday, November 17th

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Presentation Place, The Research Commons, Allen Library South

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To request disability accommodation as a presenter or attendee, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.