Starlee Kine

Hearing is Listening
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Lecture begins
Tickets available here
This event is presented in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Mary Harris Auditorium on the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
This event is FREE for current RMCAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni (and includes an option to bring 1 guest for free), but registration is highly encouraged.
$10 for the public
$5 for other students and 40 West Arts District Members


About the Lecture
Starlee Kine’s mystery-solving skills are more akin to Columbo than Sherlock Holmes as they originate in human connection and intimate conversation. Whether conversing with a Ticketmaster customer service representative about self-doubt or commiserating over heartbreak with Phil Collins, Kine transforms audio into visually vivid stories that reveal the pitfalls and triumphs of curiosity, discovery, and human universality. In her Senses series lecture, Kine will illuminate how the element of surprise is an essential component of telling a story and why the medium of radio offers up such a rich narrative experience. Similar to her ability to pull a listener into an intimate, revelatory exchange, Kine’s lecture will compel the audience to reflect on our own sincere conversations, mysteries, and desires for solutions when so much of life seems uncertain, when so many of our truths are unknown until spoken, and when that same uncertainty propels us forward.

About the Lecturer
Starlee Kine is a writer and public radio producer. She is the creator and host of the podcast Mystery Show, which was named best podcast of 2015 by iTunes. The show tackled (and solved) such age old mysteries as: ‘How Tall is Jake Gyllenhaal?’ and ‘Why is Britney Spears Carrying My Book?’ Kine is also a former producer and longtime contributor to the public radio program This American Life. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and her true stories about almost joining a cult and waiting for artist Marina Abramović were told at the live storytelling event The Moth. She has been interviewed by Vice and Vanity Fair, and appeared on Conan with Jake Gyllenhaal, tape measure in hand, to confirm the case was closed.

Kine is the fifth and final presenter in the VASD Program’s yearlong Senses lecture series.