The Somerville Arts Council has awarded me an artist fellowship for science writing! Thank you, SAC! (Jan 2018)
Stayed tuned to hear about the community event I'll be hosting!
NPR's "All Things Considered" published and aired a piece for which they interviewed me about the YONDR phone pouches: "A School's Way to Fight Phones in Class: Lock 'Em Up" (Jan 2018)
The Boston Globe published an article/interview about my cell phone pouch experiment: "A BU Professor Locked Up her Students' Phones, and They Were Not Happy. At First." (Dec 2017)
BU Today published an article/interview about my classroom experiment with cell phone pouches: "Surviving Class Minus Your Cell Phone" (Nov 2017)
I was featured in a profile piece on Business Insider: "The Future is Weird, But At Least Joelle Renstrom is Here to Explain It to Us" (Nov 2017)
I'll be on a panel called "Artificial Intelligence: Beyond the Hype & Headlines" on Oct 26 in Boston
TEDx WalthamED: "Science Fiction as a Looking Glass: Teaching Students to Save the World" (4/2/17)
I did an interview with SpareMin about my Could This Happen post about wearable technology, Google Glass, and Black Mirror
I did an interview with SpareMin about my Daily Beast piece about why robots deserve rights
I did an interview with SpareMin about my Daily Beast piece about why humans develop feelings for robots
I did an interview with John Fuselsang on Sirius XM's "Tell Me Everything" about my article "If I Only Had a Brain: How AI Thinks"
I talked to WBAL / Maryland's Morning News about my article "Can Robots Make Moral Decisions? Should They?"
I had a great time talking to the KMSU's Weekly Reader about Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature, as well travel, science fiction, and more!
Events celebrating the release of Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature:
Launch Party and Reading
Wed, Sept 16 at 7:30 pm
Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler Street, Somerville MA)
Check out the event page for more details.
Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Literature, and Loss is a Small Press Distributor's Handpicked book of the month!
Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature is a New Pages Editor's Pick.
Joelle was on Dr. Michael Harris's mind/body radio show talking about the events that led to the writing of the book.
Solas travel writing award for Most Unforgettable Character (2014)
Writers' Room of Boston Nonfiction Fellowship (2013)
Somerville Arts Council artist fellowship (2012)
Wesleyan Writers' Conference Scholarship (2011)
George William Kenwood Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, Vancouver BC (2005)
CBC Television Jim Burt Prize in Creative Writing, Vancouver BC (2005)
Chapbook contest winner, Aux Arc Review (2003)
Virginia Voss writing award, University of Michigan (2000)
Current Magazine poetry contest winner (2000)
Hopwood Undergraduate Award in poetry, University of Michigan (1998)