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Science Café features Lynn Harter exploring 'The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling' on Nov. 2

Ohio University's Science Café presents Lynn Harter exploring "The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling" on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Theater on the second floor of Baker University Center and via YouTube.

Storytelling is central to how people thrive amid perceived difficulties and profound vulnerabilities. Harter’s research and creative activity explore how storytelling functions in therapeutic contexts and the conditions under which storytelling enhances individual and communal well-being.

“I strive to work alongside community members to witness, create and share stories in creative forms to educate and effect change," Harter said.

Harter is a professor in the School of Communication Studies and co-director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact. Join Harter to learn how the institute fosters collaborative storytelling and advances narrative scholarship to catalyze collective action.Free coffee is available for the first 50 in-person attendees.

For more information, contact Roxanne Malé-Brune at

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information, visit the Science Café website.

Fall 2022 Science Café Schedule

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7, Nate Szewczyk, Biomedical Sciences, "Worms in Space: Improving Astronaut Muscle Health," video
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, Viorel Popescu, Biological Sciences, "The Secret Lives of the #RealBobcatsOfOhio," video
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, Lynn Harter, Communication Studies, "The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling," video
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, Kim Thompson and David Rosenthal, "Environmental and Plant Biology"
October 17, 2022
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