About the Director

Greg at Red Rock

Greg Blake Miller, Ph.D., CPLC

Olympian Creative Education is led by award-winning editor, author and teacher Greg Blake Miller. Over the past two decades, Dr. Miller has helped hundreds of students master the arts of storytelling and critical thinking in his writing and communication courses at the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he currently serves as an assistant professor of narrative media at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. At UNLV, Dr. Miller created the Storytelling Workshop and the online journal Rebelfolio; his students have gone on to careers and graduate studies in television, journalism, film, literature and law.

GBM-SEVEN-COVER-"RUN TO GLORY"-"THE REBEL ALLIANCE"-MARCH 18, 2010-JUST COVER.jpegFrom 2010-2014, Dr. Miller edited the innovative city magazine Vegas Seven, helping to build the publication on multiple platforms and lead it to 95 state and regional honors in its first four years. Miller was named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist in 2011, and in 2014 Seven won the state’s General Excellence Award.

Following the Ninth PosterDr. Miller has also worked with renowned theatrical directors Franco Dragone and Pavel Brun (Le Réve, Celine Dion’s A New Day) and with film director Kerry Candaele, serving as a writer and producer for Candaele’s critically acclaimed 2013 documentary Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony. He is now producing Part II of Candaele’s Beethoven trilogy, Love & Justice: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Rebel Opera.

Miller earned his doctorate in communication from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California, where he won the prestigious Moses Fiction Prize. A former staff writer for The Moscow Times, Miller is also a graduate of the University of Washington’s master’s program in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and has written extensively about culture and creativity in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Miller did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine, graduating summa cum laude in history. He is the author of Reentry Shock, a scholarly study of memory and creativity in post-Stalin Soviet cinema, and the short-story collection Decemberlands.

At each stage of his career, Dr. Miller has been dedicated to helping others—whether colleagues, students, or clients—find their confidence, clarify their goals, maximize their gifts, and find joy in their work.  In 2014, he founded Olympian Creative in order to continue this mission. As an experienced certified life coach and teacher, a seasoned editor and a working writer and producer, Dr. Miller understands the complexities of the creative life. He is well-positioned to help you face them, navigate them, and accomplish your cherished goals.Greg teaching at Fulfillment Fund Summer Session, June 29, 2016

To learn about upcoming readings and events, visit Greg’s Facebook author page at Greg Blake Miller Books & Stories. To see more of his work, visit his author blog at GregBlakeMiller.com. For Olympian Creative events and regular insights and tips on storytelling and the creative life, visit Olympian Creative’s Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @GregBlakeMiller.

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