In an event co-sponsored by the Science Writers in New York, SciLancers will take you behind the scenes of our science writing careers and the lessons that we’ve learned along the way.
Jill U Adams (bio), Adam Aston (bio), Alison Fromme (bio), Emily Gertz (bio), Andreas von Bubnoff (bio), and Sarah Webb (bio) will tell stories from the trenches and participate in a Q&A session about The Science Writers’ Handbook and on building a sustainable science writing career.
During the event, we’ll dive into “Backyard Reporting”, the pitfalls and perks of reporting stories that are close to home. Should you go on a press junket? We’ll examine the pros and cons. You’ll also learn about the process of tending a slow-growing story idea and how a rejected pitch can pave a path to success. Finally, enter the wild world of networking and all its expected (and unexpected) benefits in “A Science Writer’s Guide to Love.”
Whether you’re an experienced pro, a journalism student, a scientist who communicates, or you’re just interested in science writing, please come out to Green Spaces in Lower Manhattan (394 Broadway, 5th floor, just south of Canal Street between Walker & White) on Monday, May 6 at 7 pm.
This event is free to students and members of NASW, SWINY and Green Spaces. $10 for others. Space is limited, so please RSVP by May 3. Light refreshments will be served, and copies of the book will be available for sale.
Image Credit Bobby Mikul