The Science Writers Workshop is for people

who want to write beautifully and clearly about science:

in blogs, magazines, books, press releases, or newspapers.

Join us in Athens at the University of Georgia where nationally known science writers with decades of experience will help you hone writing, reporting, research, and storytelling skills. Whether you are just beginning to communicate science to the public, are working for a research organization, or are an experienced writer working on a book or magazine proposal, this hands-on workshop will focus on practical, accessible techniques to make your science writing sing.

The three-day workshop will focus on the needs of each participant. Enrollment is limited to 26 students. Much of your time will be in small groups with individual instruction, working on the writing and reporting skills that can help you in your communications job, with freelancing, or with expressing your science ideas more clearly, whether in a grant application, book, or a science blog.

When you're not in the workshop, you'll enjoy socializing in a famously fun city. We'll be meeting in private rooms at the University of Georgia Library. We'll work hard and enjoy the company of people who are passionate about writing great science stories.



Science Writers Workshop

June 27 - 29, 2018   Athens, Georgia


Deborah Blum: Pulitzer prizewinning journalist and author of best-selling books such as The Poisoner's Handbook and Love at Goon Park. Deborah is Director of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.

Patricia Thomas:  Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Georgia, and instructor in the MFA Program in Narrative Media Writing. Pat held the UGA Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism until 2017.

Kevin Begos: Contributor to A Field Guide for Science Writers, former Associated Press Correspondent, and author of Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor & the Search for the Origins of Wine.