June 7, 2017

Debbie Millman on designing your life

Come see one of the most influential designers and storytellers working today on Monday, August 7, in Bucharest.
October 24, 2016

What does bravery mean to you?

We challenged #Story16 participants to share their thoughts on what bravery means to them and pin them on our Wande...
October 17, 2016

13 takeaways from #Story16

What we learned at the sixth edition of The Power of Storytelling.
October 6, 2016

Get ready for #Story16

One week to go, we put together a list of things to read, listen to or watch to get to know the speakers better.
October 3, 2016

Supporter stories: Passion for music doesn’t stop once you’re retired

At 73, Florica loves music as much as she did when she was younger; maybe even more after NN Romania helped her go ...
September 30, 2016

Supporter stories: Programming as a kid

How kids can learn computer programming through games and fun.
September 21, 2016

Supporter stories: UniCredit Bank brings football fans closer to sports performance

By supporting the #UCLTrophyTour, UniCredit Bank wants to inspire people to dream big and strive to overcome obstac...
September 19, 2016

Cătălin Tolontan on the ethics of journalism and the future of media

Cătălin Tolontan is one of the best known and most awarded investigative and sports journalists in Romania. Here ...
September 13, 2016

The conference is sold out

We have closed the registration process, as we’ve booked all the spots. However, we’re putting together a waiti...
September 6, 2016

Tim Howard on his path from music to radio

Tim Howard is the Executive Producer at Reply All, a podcast from Gimlet Media. In his free time, he writes and rec...
August 28, 2016

Jonah Sachs on why stories matter in marketing

Jonah Sachs, the marketing maven of good causes, is returning to The Power of Storytelling after two years with a t...
August 24, 2016

Past participants: Why you should come to #Story16

As we prepare for our sixth edition, we take a look back at what past participants said about the previous ones. Th...
August 16, 2016

Jacqui Banaszynski on the courage of telling stories

Jacqui Banaszynski has been with us from the first edition, both as speaker and as a mentor. She told us stories, t...
August 16, 2016

Tara Skurtu on feeling poetry and letting one’s writing go free

Not getting admitted to medical school made Tara Skurtu follow her passion for poetry. She is now a poetess, a tran...
August 10, 2016

Jon Mooallem on freelancing, the benefits of journalism school and writing about wildlife

Jon Mooallem is the author of Wild Ones, named the best book of 2013 by the New York Times Book Review, and a write...
August 7, 2016

Speakers books translated into Romanian: “The End of The Perfect Ten”, by Dvora Meyers

Romanian readers can now find Dvora Meyers’ book on the evolution of elite women’s gymnastics on local shelves,...
August 2, 2016

Wendy MacNaughton on using drawings and words to convey human emotion

Through her drawings, Wendy MacNaughton tries to take viewers out of their everyday life and context and get them t...
July 31, 2016

Dvora Meyers on writing about your passion

Brooklyn based journalist Dvora Meyers has been researching her niche since she was eight. That’s when she starte...
July 25, 2016

Brian Lindstrom on building intimacy with the subjects of his films

Brian Lindstrom knew he wanted to make films when he was still in primary school. His documentaries aim “to reduc...
July 21, 2016

Caroline Paul on living and writing about a life of adventures

Caroline Paul always knew that she never wanted to have a ”brief case and an office” type of job.
July 17, 2016

Colin Meloy on creating music and performing on stage

Colin’s extensive vocabulary and well known passion for obscure words turned him into one of the most intriguing ...
July 9, 2016

Cheryl Strayed on fear, hiking alone and writing a bestselling book about the experience

When she felt she reached “the bottom of her life”, Cheryl Strayed embarked on a three month hiking trip, then ...
July 4, 2016

David Sedaris: “Keeping a diary helps somehow tame the world around me”

David Sedaris on keeping a diary and what informs his writing: fucked up human behaviour, racial relations in Ameri...
June 27, 2016

Carson Ellis on her creative process and her advice to young artists

Meet 2016 speaker Carson Ellis: insights into her creative process, her charmed life on a farm and being married to...
June 23, 2016

New speakers confirmed

Check out the latest additions to the list of speakers you won’t want to miss this October.
June 23, 2016

Registration open for #story16!

Book your place for the 6th edition of The Power of Storytelling.
May 25, 2016

An evening with David Sedaris

Come meet David Sedaris, one of the best humor writers alive. He will read and sign books on June 20, at ARCUB.
May 3, 2016

2016 speakers announced

Meet the superstar storytellers coming to Bucharest on 14-15 October for our 6th edition.
April 7, 2016

Video: Robert Krulwich on Finding Good Stories

Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich's 2015 keynote on finding good stories, asking questions and never forsaking curio...
April 7, 2016

Video: John Freeman on The New Nowhere

American writer and literary critic John Freeman talked at the 2015 edition about the role of place in today's fict...
April 7, 2016

Video: Dan Perjovschi on Drawing on Walls

Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi talked at the 2015 edition about the process behind his internationally acclaimed wo...
April 4, 2016

Video: Michael Paterniti on Projecting Stories

Longtime GQ contributor and author of two New York Times bestselling books Michael Paterniti talked at the 2015 edi...
March 24, 2016

Video: Wendy MacNaughton on Drawing from Life

Illustrator and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton talked at the 2015 edition about mixing art and journalism to ...
March 14, 2016

Video: Richard Hernandez on Mastering Your Visual Voice

Tips and advice on how to create powerful visual stories shared at the 2015 edition by Instagram superstar Richard ...
February 6, 2016

Video: Leslie Jamison on the Possibilities of the Personal

Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams spoke at the 2015 edition about personal writing.
January 29, 2016

Video: Carmen Bugan on the Language of Memory

Romanian poet and author Carmen Bugan discussed at the 2015 edition the process of creating literary work from pers...
January 25, 2016

Video: Jacqui Banaszynski on The Importance of Place

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacqui Banaszynski spoke at the 2015 edition about the role of place in stories. Here is the ...
January 24, 2016

Remembering #Story15 on film

Here are the video memories from the fifth edition of our conference.
December 26, 2015

Reading list: Michael Paterniti

2015 speaker Michael Paterniti recommends some of his favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction, that a writer c...
November 1, 2015

Live sketches from #Story15: Oana Lohan

The story of our conference told in drawings by Oana Lohan, shaped as a DIY zine, for you to print and fold.
October 28, 2015

Live sketches from #Story15: Ioana Șopov

Amazing portraits of our speakers, captured live by graphic designer and illustrator Ioana Șopov.
October 25, 2015

Live sketches from #Story15 Cluj

We invited Illustrator Paul Muresan to draw what he saw and heard during the second edition of our Cluj conference.
October 19, 2015

Where I’m From: The collective poem that ended #Story15

This year's conference had a special ending: a collective poem that the speakers read in front of the audience.
October 16, 2015

Story Map

At #Story15 we asked you to bring a printed memory of a special place in your life, write its story and pin it on a...
October 15, 2015

Takeaways from #Story15: Cluj edition

This is the second year The Power of Storytelling also spread its magic in Cluj. Here's what we learned.
October 11, 2015

Takeaways from #Story15: Day 2

Check out the main highlights from Day 2 of The Power of Storytelling.
October 9, 2015

Takeaways from #Story15: Day 1

Here’s what we learned on the first day of The Power of Storytelling conference.
October 7, 2015

Behind the scenes of #Story15

The making of #Story15; the best moments shared on social media captured via Storify.
October 1, 2015

Get ready for #Story15

One week to go. Here's a list of things to read, listen to or watch, essential to get to know the speakers better.
October 1, 2015

Supporter stories: Inside Lateral’s creative process

The story behind one of the games designed by Lateral, from idea to tablet
September 30, 2015

Supporter Stories: Finding the story in the mundane

To mark its rebranding and a change in the way they talk to their clients, NN dropped the statistics and gave voice...
September 28, 2015

Five reasons you should come to The Power of Storytelling in Cluj

With superstar storytellers in all kinds of mediums, this year’s conference is spreading once again to Cluj. We g...
September 27, 2015

Supporter stories: Family reunion

Inside Renault Day, that day of the year when the employees are invited to bring their home families to meet their ...
September 22, 2015

Supporter stories: How Telekom helped teenagers spread stories

In 2014, just before the first issue of Plic, o revistă went to print, Telekom showed interest in sponsoring this ...
September 20, 2015

Two more speakers’ books translated in Romanian

Romanian versions of two more books by our speakers are ready to hit the bookstores at the end of this month: Micha...
September 17, 2015

Supporter stories: Guiding creative entrepreneurs to success

All businesses have origin stories – the flash that sparked the idea, the first sale, the satisfied early adopter...
September 17, 2015

Supporter stories: When sports and technology met

The story behind our partners HTC’s support of Ciclaton, a sports adventure with a fundraising mission.
September 12, 2015

Supporter stories: Romanian tales, as told by HBO

On a stride to find fiction projects that are suitable for it, and also to reach new, talented people to write and ...
September 8, 2015

Two of our speakers’s books translated into Romanian

Romanian readers can now find Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams and John Freeman’s How to Read a Novelist on l...
August 25, 2015

Carmen Bugan: How a children’s story ended up in the secret police’s files

Carmen Bugan wrote about the experience of growing up in communist Romania and having her father arrested for "prop...
August 13, 2015

Richard Koci Hernandez on creating art in the age of „social photography”

Photographer and multimedia journalist Richard Koci Hernandez won an Emmy award in 2008 for his documentary Uproote...
August 11, 2015

14 speakers, 14 reasons to come to The Power of Storytelling

There are hundreds of reasons to join our conference this year, but we narrowed it down to 11 really important ones...
August 6, 2015

Dan Perjovschi: Vanishing Points

Dan Perjovschi draws his trademark figures on the walls of the world’s most important art institutions, but he co...
August 4, 2015

Alexander Nanau on telling real stories through film

Alexander Nanau tells impressive life stories with empathy and skill, making sure they travel around the world, for...
August 3, 2015

Our favourite stories: Michael Paterniti

Michael Paterniti has gone around the world twice looking for stories of people pushed to their limits. From there,...
July 29, 2015

Jacqui Banaszynski on stories that make a difference

Jacqui Banaszynski didn’t set out to become a storyteller, but turned out to be one of the most fervent believers...
July 29, 2015

Chris Jones on doing meaningful work

One of the most important magazine writers in the world weights in on the role luck played in his career.
July 21, 2015

Why is storytelling important

Our 2015 speakers share their belief in the power of stories and talk about how the use of storytelling in their wo...
July 15, 2015

Leslie Jamison: A cheat sheet

12 things you need to know about the author of The Empathy Exams, a spectacular blend of memoir, reporting, and cul...
July 15, 2015

Robert Krulwich on falling in love with your work

Curiosity has followed Robert Krulwich throughout his career, from Columbia Law School, to Award-winning television...
July 14, 2015

#Story15 Theme: A Sense of Place

At this year’s conference our speakers will tackle the idea of place in a story, the way it is conveyed, depicted...
July 2, 2015

John Freeman on interviewing the most famous authors in the world

An unlikely Midwesterner with a passion for basketball became the universal BFF to the contemporary writer. And a p...
July 1, 2015

Wendy MacNaughton on drawing people’s stories

Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton’s journey to illustration was not a common one. Here are some of the things ...
June 30, 2015

10 storytelling tips from past editions

We celebrate being only 100 days away from our fifth edition with 10 pieces of advice gathered in these past years ...
June 21, 2015

Registration open

Book your place for the 5th edition of The Power of Storytelling.
June 20, 2015

New speakers confirmed

Check out the latest additions to the list of speakers you won’t want to miss this October.
June 15, 2015

Reading list: Laurie Hertzel

We asked 2011 speaker Laurie Hertzel to recommend some of her favorite nonfiction books to read this summer.
June 2, 2015

Daan Louter on digital storytelling and the reader as the user

A Dutch designer and developer combines his design and coding skills to find innovative ways of telling stories for...
May 8, 2015

Announcing 2015 speakers

The wait is over. Here are the superstar storytellers coming to Bucharest this October.
April 19, 2015

Takeaways from the Conference

What we learned from the fifth annual Narrative Conference in Amsterdam.
April 6, 2015

Meet our new partner: Lateral

We’re happy to announce that our conference is now planned, designed and organized together with the awesome peop...
March 31, 2015

#Story15 in the making

This year’s edition is our fifth, so we’re going to make it a truly spectacular experience. Here are some of th...
January 10, 2015

Letter From Jacqui Banaszynski

Jacqui Banaszynski, one of our dearest speakers, writes Christmas letters to friends and family every year. Much of...
January 9, 2015

Amy O’Leary on getting the audience’s attention

Storytelling techniques that journalists can use to get more attention for their stories in a crowded online enviro...
November 24, 2014

Reporting Tips From Jacqui Banaszynski

At the fourth edition of The Power of Storytelling, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and veteran coach Jacqui Banasz...
October 25, 2014

Cluj edition takeaways

After two days of storytelling wisdom in Bucharest, we moved to Cluj for an afternoon of stories with Cristian Lups...
October 17, 2014

Friday takeaways

What happened on the first day of The Power of Storytelling conference.
October 12, 2014

Q&A De Correspondent: Journalism is Storytelling

De Correspondent co-founders Rob Wijnberg and Ernst-Jan Pfauth talked to us about the challenges behind their crowd...
October 7, 2014

Q&A Leigh Hafrey: Storytelling as a leadership tool

We talked with MIT Sloan School of Management Lecturer Leigh Hafrey about the connection between good leaders and g...
September 15, 2014

Q&A Jacqui Banaszynski: Pay attention to the world around you

The lessons of a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter, editor and teacher to young journalists: be deeply curious, liste...
September 10, 2014

Reading list for students: Kelley Benham

The assigments Kelley Benham French is recommending to her students at Indiana University.
September 2, 2014

Q&A Amy O’Leary: Everyone is trying to be innovative right now

New York Times reporter and digital specialist Amy O’Leary talked to us about about social media, innovative news...
August 14, 2014

Reading list: Jonah Sachs

Jonah Sachs recommends a list of marketing books for communicators who want to understand their audiences better.
August 2, 2014

Q&A Lisa Pollak: What makes a good storyteller

Reporter and radio producer Lisa Pollak talked to us about the elements of a good story, what makes radio storytell...
July 20, 2014

Reading list: Leigh Hafrey

Leigh Hafrey, a lecturer in ethics, communication, and leadership at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Senio...
July 2, 2014

Q&A Chris Jones: What we write and read matters

Esquire writer-at-large Chris Jones talked to us about his work, the qualities of a good storyteller and what makes...
June 4, 2014

Reading list: Jacqui Banaszynski

We asked Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter, editor and teacher Jacqui Banaszynski to recommend some of her favourite ...