Story in the Public Square

  • Story in the Public Square Welcomes Jeff Sparr to Story Board

    Nationally acclaimed artist, advocate and storyteller Jeff Sparr, founder of the renown PeaceLove Studios, has joined the Story in the Public Square (SIPS) Story Board, the creatively and culturally diverse advisory body to the program at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Jeff is a tireless champion and friend of people who, like him, live with mental illness. In building PeaceLove Studios into a … Read More

  • March 27, 2016: “Story in the Public Square”

      New York Times staff writer and best-selling author Dan Barry, who shared a Pulitzer Prize early in his career at The Providence Journal and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist while at The Times, will be the guest Sunday on “Story in the Public Square,” a monthly feature of the national PBS show “White House Chronicle“. This is the second episode of “Story in the Public Square,” which launched … Read More

  • “Story in the Public Square” debuts March 6, 2016 on White House Chronicle

      NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will partner with “White House Chronicle,” a national PBS show with global reach, to produce episodes of “Story in the Public Square.” Hosted by Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, visiting fellow and director of the Story in the Public Square initiative, the new episodes will feature interviews with today’s best print, screen, music and other storytellers … Read More

  • Photograph of a full crowd intently listening to panelists at the Laudato Si event in Bazarksy Lecture Hall.

    Spring 2016 Lecture Series Announced

    The first event is a screening of “This Changes Everything” on January 26, 2016

  • Photo of the Pawtucket Red Sox mascot, Paws, outside of McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI.

    Pell Center Names Pawsox as 2015 Rhode Island Story of the Year

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox and the team’s possible move from that city, potentially to another state, has been selected as the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Story of the Year. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Pawsox have been a Rhode Island sports and cultural institution for decades. So it was fitting that the February announcement of the sale of the team … Read More

  • A Sneak Peek of Story in the Public Square on RI PBS

    Go behind the scenes as the Pell Center tapes the pilot episodes of “Story in the Public Square,” scheduled to air on Rhode Island PBS in Fall 2015.

  • Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and Fellow G. Wayne Miller sit down with Lisa Genova on the set of Story in the Public Square.

    Pell Center Tapes Pilot Episodes of “Story in the Public Square” TV Show

    The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced its latest undertaking—a talk show that interviews today’s best storytellers about their creative process and how their stories impact public understanding and policy.

  • Lisa Genova accepts the Pell Center Prize.

    Lisa Genova: Neuroscientist, Best Selling Author, Advocate and 2015 Pell Center Prize Winner

    NEWPORT, R.I.—Lisa Genova is on a mission.  The Harvard-trained neuroscientist and author of four best-selling novels, including Still Alice and the recently published Inside the O’Briens, wants to use the books she writes to change lives, end stigma, and create a world where we can talk about survivors of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases and conditions. Genova was honored for her work with the 2015 Pell Center Prize for Story … Read More

  • Head shot of Pell Center Visting Fellow G. Wayne Miller

    Fellow Spotlight: G. Wayne Miller

    G. Wayne Miller, Pell Center visiting fellow and Story in the Public in the Square director, is a storyteller in his own right. A staff writer for The Providence Journal,  Miller shares powerful accounts of individuals, families and loved ones affected by mental health issues and serves as an advocate for mental healthcare reform throughout Rhode Island and in the United States. Miller has also published several books, including Toy … Read More

  • Lisa Genova, Best-selling Author of Still Alice, to Receive 2015 Pell Center Prize

    NEWPORT, R.I. – New York Times best-selling author Lisa Genova will be honored June 4 at Salve Regina University when she receives the third annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on the public dialogue. Genova, who holds a Ph. D. in neuroscience from Harvard University, has written about neurological diseases and their impact … Read More

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