Update True Stories conference

Unfortunately, our True Stories conference that would take place on May 15, 2020 is canceled due to the new measures surrounding the Covid-19 virus.

Together with our speakers, we are now looking for an alternative program and/or other form for the True Stories conference. Because now is the time to learn more about narrative journalism from inspiring journalists. So we can get back to work full of new ideas. More information will follow later!

Tickets for True Stories that have already been purchased will be refunded.


Since 2011 we have organized an annual conference on narrative journalism in English, with hundreds of visitors and inspiring speakers from both home and abroad.

Gerard van Westerloo reading

The yearly Gerard van Westerloo lecture pays homage to one of the founding fathers of narrative journalism in the Netherlands by inviting one inspiring journalist.



Every year, a Flemish-Dutch editorial team chooses the top ten narrative journalists: the master storytellers, in Dutch Meestervertellers. In 2017 an all-English version was organized: Anthology.

Catch up on your reading for True Stories

Catch up on your reading for True Stories

Would you like to get a head start on your reading for True Stories? In Savannah Bay's webshop you can pre-order books written by our speakers. Just select 'pick up in store' when ordering and mention in the comment section that you would like to receive your books on...

True Stories: The Masterclasses

True Stories: The Masterclasses

We are thrilled to have so many talented speakers present at our conference True Stories! Because we want to offer our visitors a full experience, we asked some of the speakers to elaborate more on their practice in additional masterclasses. The masterclasses will be...

True Stories: The Narrative Dilemma

True Stories: The Narrative Dilemma

This event is part of our conference True Stories: Beyond The Bubble and will take place on Thursday 16 May at Pakhuis de Zwijger from 8 pm -10 pm At the Narrative Journalism Foundation we observe guidelines for what makes a journalistic production narrative, but we...


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