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I walk two paths. In one, I write narrative nonfiction books. In the other, I design for participation, creating games, interactive theater, and other experiences both independently and for institutions.

In addition to my three nonfiction books–Egg, Pandora’s DNA, and Leaving Mundania–my writing has appeared in The Washington PostDaily Beast, and Today Show, and elsewhere. My prize-winning game design and facilitation work has been shown at festivals such as Indiecade, Stockholm Fringe Festival, and the Future of Storytelling. Clients include the Peabody Essex Museum and the Kennedy Center.

I hold MS in journalism from Columbia University and an MFA in fiction writing from Emerson College. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Yaddo colony several times; in 2016 I was named a Wallace Foundation Resident there.


I tell transformative stories to audiences as diverse as college students, clinical pathologists, and museum curators. Book me to talk about participation design, the patient experience in medical settings, or of course, eggs with an email to


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Lizzie Stark