Citizen Science Program presents
Science Writing Workshop with Michael Chorost, Ph.D.
The Life of a Science Writer: What You Need to Know to Write about Amazing Things and People
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Many people dream of becoming a writer. How do you do it, and how livable is the life? Dr. Chorost will talk about what courses to take and what you do after graduation. He’ll talk about how writers pitch story ideas to magazine editors and book ideas to agents. He’ll talk about journalistic integrity and the nitty-gritty of working with sources and getting good information. The publishing world is changing rapidly, with New York publishers struggling for survival and authors increasingly promoting their work online, so he’ll talk about the roles of self-publishing, blogging, Facebook, and Twitter in an author’s life. Last but not least, he’ll talk about the money: what do writers make for their work, and how do they deal with working from home, insurance, and relationships?
Dr. Michael Chorost is the author of World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet and Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human. Between books he freelances for Wired, New Scientist, Technology Review, and other magazines. He makes frequent radio and TV appearances, and has given 130 lectures at places such as Google, MIT, Brown, and Duke. Totally deaf since 2001, Dr. Chorost now hears with two cochlear implants. Follow him on Twitter @MikeChorost.
Space is limited for this workshop! Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat!
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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