An Evening with Sarah Broom

Wednesday, February 12
7:30pm
Cubberley Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public -Tickets Required.

Reserve Free Tickets Here:
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Sponsored by The Stanford Storytelling Project and The McCoy Center for Ethics in Society

Join us for a special evening with Sarah M. Broom, author of The Yellow House, winner of the 2019 National Book Award and featured on dozens of 2019 Best Books lists. Through the intimate story of her family’s home, The Yellow House offers a new story about not only New Orleans but about defying the forces of race and class in the American neighborhoods we rarely see.  Broom will read from her work and discuss how its blend of memoir, journalism, and historical analysis offers us a way to recover from the mythologies that so frequently distort our understanding of ourselves and our country. 

 Sarah M. Broom’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2016 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2011. She has also been awarded fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York State.

“Every few years, a book comes along that teaches readers of memoir how to read and writers of memoir how to write. Calling Sarah Broom’s The Yellow House a memoir feels wrong. Somehow, Broom created a book that feels bigger, finer, more daring than the form itself.” 

— Kiese Laymon.


Braden Grant Information Session

Tuesday, January 21
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Hume Center Lounge (Building 250)
Dinner provided!

Do you want to travel and tell a story about it?

Apply to the Braden Grant program!

Learn more about this exciting, one-of-a-kind program at our upcoming information session.

On Tuesday, January 21, join the Stanford Storytelling Project and recent Braden Grant recipients to learn more about the Braden Grant and hear excerpts from the podcasts produced by the 2019 cohort. We’ll serve dinner, review the application process, and answer your questions.

The Braden Storytelling Grant is a grant for students to learn to research, craft, and produce an audio documentary based on oral history archives or interviews conducted by the student. This is an opportunity to tell the story of a city, neighborhood, country, culture, music scene, history (of a song, a building, a book, an artwork, etc.), cuisine, political or protest movement or those involved in them . . . really anything outside of yourself. Your final project will be a well-crafted narrative told through the medium of podcasting. The grant awards up to $2,500 and offers one-on-one mentorship for the duration of the grant.

Applications are live now and are due by noon on Saturday, February 23.

Visit the Braden Grant website to learn more about the application process and apply. Listen to the 2019 Braden Grant podcasts here.

A StoryLab appointment is a requirement of the application process. Make your appointment online here.