Daily Schedule

(subject to change)


Wednesday

9 am                     Coffee, gathering

9:30                      Welcome and brief introductions

10:30                    Opening panel: What Is Great Science Writing?

11:30                     Break

11:45 to 12:30       Create first groups/meet each other

12:30 to 1:30         Box lunch at library

1:30 to 3:30           Small groups with core instructors for exercises

                              in finding science stories and understanding news values

3:30 to 3:45           Break

3:45 to 4:45           Deborah Blum on writing first sentences and pitching stories

5:30                       Meet for dinner (optional)


Thursday

9 am                      Coffee, gathering

9:30 to 10:30          Kevin Begos on writing short, fast, and under pressure

10:30 to 10:45        Break

10:45 to 12             Panel discussion on conflicts of interest, ethics,

                               and pitching science writing in a contentious world

12 to 1:15               Lunch on your own

1:15 to 3:15             Small groups for writing exercises and honing pitches

3:15 to 3:30             Break

3:30 to 4:30             Patricia Thomas on interviewing for story and moving from topic to story

4:30 to 4:45             Break

4:45 to 5:30             Small groups for writing exercises

5:30                         Dinner in small groups


Friday

9 am                        Coffee, gathering

9:30 to 10:30           Stephanie Schupska on effective writing for PIOs

10:30 to 10:45         Break

10:45 to 11:45         Deborah, Kevin and Patricia on the elusive narrative arc

12:00 to 1:30           Combination lunch and small group meetings

1:30 to 5:45             Instructors meet with individual students

6:00                         Dinner on your own


Saturday

9 am                        Optional trip to the Georgia Botanical Gardens

Science Writers Workshop