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Lisa Cron

In Wired for Story, author Lisa Cron reveals the cognitive secrets and neuroscience behind what the brain craves from storytelling. She argues that writers who want to tell engaging stories must ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. She will be signing copies of Wired for Story after the lecture.

Cron spent a decade in publishing before working as a producer, story consultant, and literary agent. Currently she is an instructor in the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program.

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.

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Wired for Story
Archived Event Information

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
RSVP (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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