ESP Biography

PAUL BARANAY, MIT junior, bioengineer, and writer

Major: Biological Engineering

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a third-year MIT student. While I'm majoring in biological engineering, writing - especially creative writing - has always been one of my passions. My preferred medium is poetry, but I also greatly enjoy short stories, blogging, and the art of the spoken word.

Past Classes

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A3107: Telling Short Stories for Fun and Profit in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Have you ever met someone with a special skill for capturing life experiences and sharing them through the spoken word? More to the point, have you ever wanted to <i>be</i> that person? If so, this class is for you! In 50 minutes or less, this discussion-oriented class will address both the building blocks of good stories and the fundamental habits of great storytellers. These principles will be illustrated by a handful of on-the-spot example stories (which will focus on lore from the MIT hacking culture). The class will focus on extemporaneous storytelling, not recitation, but many of the principles discussed will be universally applicable.