Writing about Science for the Public: A Hands-On Workshop for Scientists @ Woods Hole


Fri - Sat, Nov 15 to Nov 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Loeb 263, Woods Hole

Please register here: mbl.edu/writing-workshop/
Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Writing about Science for the Public: A Hands-On Workshop for Scientists

Led by David Berreby, author and science journalist (bio below)

This workshop is designed for scientists who wish to communicate their work more clearly and effectively to the public, the media, and to scientists outside their own field.Participants will examine concepts of science communication, get intense and practical training in different science-writing strategies, and have a chance to engage in the craft. “Writing About Science for the Public” is free of charge and limited to 12 participants. Priority will be given to registrants from the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole.

Location: Loeb Building, Room 263
18 MBL Street, Woods Hole

Friday, November 15
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm with working dinner

Saturday, November 16
10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Questions? Please contact: Jane Marks: jmarks@mbl.edu; 508-289-7432

This workshop is sponsored by the Byron H. Waksman Fund for Excellence in Science Communication and the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program.

About David Berreby

David Berreby is the author of Us and Them: The Science of Identity (The University of Chicago Press, 2008; first edition Little Brown, 2005). His science writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Nautilus, Aeon, Slate, Smithsonian, The New Republic, Nature, Discover and many other publications. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Paris, a Science Writing Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory,  a resident at Yaddo, and in 2006 was awarded the Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship for the first edition of Us and Them. David blogs at otherknowsbest.com, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. He can be found on Twitter at @davidberreby and reached by email at david@davidberreby.com


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