Greg Harris~American Storyteller~
City of Wisdom, a novel
While the remarkable story of the CITY OF WISDOM occurred more than 80 years ago, the terrifying clouds that led up to the Holocaust delivers a freighteningly familar feeling connected to modern times. The historical fiction novel tells the mostly unknown tale of how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews escaped the Holocaust, just before it enveloped the county.
RECENTLY FEATURED WORK
What I learned about urban development and environmental preservation from kayaking Alewife Book
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What i do
Writing & Storytelling
I enjoy working with organizations on writing materials for marketing purposes, strategic communications, and even interviews and profiles.
I’m available as a speaker to share my experience with the topics I write about, including Jewish history, community-based conservation, everyday life, and more exotic things like international folklore, even the history of shadow puppetry and more …
Teaching & Editing
I offer workshops that include creative and persuasive writing for business and academic settings, as well as lessons for ages K-12.
I also provide editing for organizations large and small.
A story about how democratic ideals can prevail even in the face of extremism, a story about Jewish identity in an unexpected corner of the world—and the story of a young man coming of age in a time of fascism.
Idle Weeds is a podcast that explores city sanctuaries that can easily be overlooked, but are so important to a healthy community. In this first series, I hope you’ll join me in my canoe as we float the Alewife Brook Reservation in Cambridge. As we explore the beautiful, and sometimes dirty waterways, we’ll look back at this area’s unique history, and discuss the modern-day pressures city sanctuaries face between development and preservation. No paddle needed …
Based in the Boston area, Pangyrus is a community of writers, editors, and creative professionals dedicated to art, ideas, and making culture thrive.
Here’s were you can get a glimpse of my latest projects. From my podcast series, to my latest novel — or join me as I get to meet exciting and inspiring artists I meet through my work at Harvard, managing the Pangyrus literary publication, and mostly likely, as I share simple everyday stories of life that connect. Please sign up to subscribe!