[open-science] June 2 creative non fiction workshop for science writing in DC--free!

Lorelei Kelly loreleikelly at gmail.com
Wed May 14 12:45:47 UTC 2014

YOU’RE INVITED!   would love to see open science folks here!  LK

An all-day learning opportunity—free of charge
Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Monday, June 2, 2014 Learn the tools of true storytelling in the morning
with Lee Gutkind, founding
editor Creative Nonfiction, the “Godfather” of the genre (Vanity Fair).
Lunch and dialogue with editors. Working sessions to help you write true
stories using narrative techniques. Learn about “Think Write Publish”—wonks
and writers collaborating.
Attend a precedent-shattering double launch of special issues of Creative
Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology, coming together to bring
science policy to life through true stories.

*Please RSVP with intentions by May 28th to: ThinkWritePublish at gmail.com
<ThinkWritePublish at gmail.com>Two options to choose from:*
Option 1: Attend the all-day event (10:00 am - 5:00 pm with launch to
follow) (Option 1—Space is limited to the first 50 registrants)
Option 2: Attend the launch event only (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm) Full program
schedule and list of faculty follows.
True Stories Well Told—About Science and Society
Monday, June 2, 2014
10:00—10:30    Arrival, Registration, Coffee
Writing True Stories: Lee Gutkind provides an in-depth tutorial on the art,
the craft, the challenges and the techniques of creative/narrative
15 min.    BREAK
Lunch (provided) With Editors—Narrative Nonfiction in Different (and
Daring!) Directions Editors from Slate, Future Tense, Creative Nonfiction,
Issues in Science and Technology, and Inkshares discuss true storytelling
in writing about science, technology and policy. Moderated by Dan Sarewitz.
15 min.    BREAK
Breakout Groups
Working sessions designed to help you think about writing and writing true
stories, using the techniques discussed in the morning presentation.
Turning New Ideas Into Story
So you have a new subject—an undeveloped idea—but can’t quite see it as a
narrative? You want to know: Is this a good story to pursue and, if so, how
to find the story in the story? In this workshop you will share your ideas
and brainstorm ways to discover and develop a narrative. Bring your ideas
to this workshop—we will take you to the next step.
Rewriting and Rethinking Previously Written Material Into Story
You have written about this subject before—perhaps too often. But it is not
as interesting or compelling as you would like it to be, perhaps because
you can’t quite find the narrative. Our editors will try to help you make a
story transformation. Bring a sample—a short piece of your work to share.
Let’s invigorate!
15 min.    BREAK
What is “Think Write Publish?” How Did It Work?
The program’s fellows—wonks and writers, discussing what they learned
through this experience—and the challenges and rewards of collaboration.
Featuring: Molly Bain (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Alison Fairbrother (The Public
Trust Project), Allison Marsh (Univ. of S. Carolina) and Lizzie Wade
(Science magazine).
15 min.    BREAK
Launch of the Two Collaborating Magazines
Celebrate with the wonks and the writers. Complimentary copies of “Telling
Stories That Matter” from Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of
Issues in Science and Technology. Refreshments, cash bar—and more!
Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, the New
America Foundation, and Arizona State University that looks at the
implications of new technologies.
Kevin Finneran is director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and
Public Policy (COSEPUP) at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in
Washington, DC, and editor- in-chief of Issues in Science and Technology, a
quarterly policy magazine published jointly by NAS, Arizona State
University, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Hattie Fletcher is Managing Editor of Creative Nonfiction Magazine.
Lee Gutkind is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for
Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. A prolific author
and editor of more than 30 narrative nonfiction books, Gutkind has appeared
on many national radio and television shows, including The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central), and Good Morning America.
Laura Helmuth is the science and health editor for Slate magazine.
Previously, she was the senior science editor for Smithsonian magazine and
a writer and editor for Science
magazine’s news department. She serves on the boards of The Open Notebook
and the National Association of Science Writers.
Larry Levitsky is Chairman and Publisher of Inkshares Inc. (Inkshares.com).
Larry Levitsky has more than 25 years of executive management experience in
internet technologies and book publishing, with such leading companies as
Microsoft, Real Networks, and McGraw-Hill.
Barbara Kline Pope is Executive Director for Communications at the National
Academies and Executive Director of the National Academies Press.
Dan Sarewitz is Co-founder and Co-director of ASU's Consortium for Science,
Policy and Outcomes, editor of Issues in Science and Technology, and a
regular columnist for Nature magazine.
Sponsored by
The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University
Creative Nonfiction Foundation Issues in Science and Technology The
National Science Foundation*
QUESTIONS? Send an email to: ThinkWritePublish at gmail.com
*This project is funded in part by the US National Science Foundation
(#1149107). Any findings, observations or opinions expressed are those of
the principal investigators and participants and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the National Science Foundation.


*Thanks,Lorelei Kelly <http://www.loreleikelly.net>*
Tweeting @loreleikelly

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