March 30, 2024 — John Sharify — The Power of Storytelling

Join us live at Glacier BrewHouse – or Zoom in – to hear highly-honored broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker John Sharify discuss his passion for storytelling. That passion has taken him around the world presenting workshops in newsrooms on the craft of video storytelling.

Sharify currently holds the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His various honors include 79 Emmys, nine National Edward R. Murrow awards, the DuPont Columbia award 2021, and reporter of the year for his work at NBC affiliate KING5 News in Seattle.

His 2010 documentary about the holocaust, “The Boys of Terezin,” has been shown in film festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, West Palm, Miami, New Jersey and Seattle. In 2012, Sharify gave a Ted x Talk about his award-winning documentary “Climb of a Lifetime,” chronicling the lives of recovering addicts who climbed Mt. Rainier.

A graduate of Princeton University, Sharify has a master of fine arts in film directing from Columbia University and was a student of Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning film director.
Join us live at Glacier BrewHouse – or Zoom in – to hear highly-honored broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker John Sharify discuss his passion for storytelling. That passion has taken him around the world presenting workshops in newsrooms on the craft of video storytelling.

Sharify currently holds the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His various honors include 79 Emmys, nine National Edward R. Murrow awards, the DuPont Columbia award 2021, and reporter of the year for his work at NBC affiliate KING5 News in Seattle.

Where: Glacier Brewhouse, 737 West 5th Ave. (free Saturday on-street parking; 2-hour limit)
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (the meeting starts at 11:50 a.m.)

In-Person Luncheon (Doors open at 11:15) or Zoom (your choice)
Program begins at 11:50 a.m.

Make lunch reservations by Friday, March 22.

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Members:
$28 for in-person lunch
$5 for Zoom link
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Guests:
$32 for in-person lunch
$8 for Zoom link
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