Pell Center welcomes visiting fellow G. Wayne Miller
G. Wayne Miller, a journalist, author and filmmaker, is serving as a visiting fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy through Friday, Oct. 5.
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 storytelling in the public arena while exploring the topic more generally through ongoing research, writing and public events. His week at Salve Regina also includes lectures to three classes: Media Writing, Story in Documentary Filmmaking and Feature Writing.
“G. Wayne Miller is an accomplished storyteller whose work across media makes him a natural partner for us in this project,” said Dr. Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center. “As a journalist, a filmmaker and an author, he 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.”
Miller is a staff writer at the Providence Journal and the author of a novel, a short story collection and seven books of nonfiction, 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.