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Writing about Science Retreat 2014 | March 16 – March 21

Learn the techniques of powerful science writing for children. Great science writing can bring vital subjects into the light for young readers. Once children have that “Aha!” feeling and glimpse the creativity and insight that go into science, they are hooked. But first, dedicated writers must create books, articles, and other works that take kids on exciting adventures in science. The work required to join the ranks of children’s science writers is challenging but rewarding. Through lectures, one-to-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success.

This workshop will help you

  • develop critical skills for interviewing scientists and other experts;
  • identify solid science story ideas;
  • work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing; and
  • draw on your interviews and other research to write cohesive books, articles, or other works for young readers.

You’ll work alongside a vested science faculty that includes Loree Griffin Burns, author of Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam,  and The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe; Gail Jarrow, author of Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat and numerous science articles for children; Andy Boyles, science editor at Highlights magazine; and others.

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