NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy today announced the appointment of G. Wayne Miller as Visiting Fellow. Miller, a journalist, author and filmmaker, will be in residence at the Pell Center during the first week of October.
Miller’s fellowship is to develop an initiative with the Pell Center known as “Story in the Public Square.” The effort, when launched, will celebrate the ethical use of story-telling in the public arena while exploring the topic more generally through on-going research, writing, and public events.
In addition, Miller’s week at Salve Regina will also include lectures to three classes: Media Writing; Story in Documentary Filmmaking; and Feature Writing.
“G. Wayne Miller is an accomplished story-teller whose work across media makes him a natural partner for us in this project,” said Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center. “As a journalist, a filmmaker, and an author, Wayne has demonstrated a remarkable talent for using narrative to convey truths that are sometimes difficult to capture. We are thrilled to be working with him.
About G. Wayne Miller
G. Wayne Miller is a staff writer at The Providence Journal, a documentary filmmaker, and the author of a novel, a short story collection and seven books of non-fiction, including King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery, and, most recently, An Uncommon Man: The Life and Times of Senator Claiborne Pell. Three documentaries he wrote and co-produced have been broadcast on PBS, including The Providence Journal’s Coming Home, about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nominated in 2012 for a New England Emmy and winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
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