Northern California Science Writers Association

How to Be a Science Writer

  • Friday, May 03, 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St. @ 21st Ave., San Francisco, CA

Several NCSWA members will be discussing their new book, The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Pitch, Publish And Prosper In The Digital Age, as part of the "Ask a Scientist" lecture series. Whether you’re a seasoned science writer, greenhorn, dabbler, or just a person who likes to hear interesting science stories, you’ll want to meet co-editor Thomas Hayden and his fellow Handbook contributors Robin Mejia, Monya Baker, Douglas Fox, and Liza Gross. They will share personal stories from the trenches of science writing -- tales of frustration, victory, danger, and more.

Post storytime, the crew will address questions about how to build a sustainable, profitable, sane science writing career. They’ll discuss topics such as finding and crafting a story, working with multimedia, pitching to publications, dealing with emotional issues like isolation and envy, understanding business structures, negotiating contracts, being profitable, and handling ethical matters. Whatever your level of experience, you’re invited to come chat, share, and learn.

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Speakers: The Science Writers’ Handbook's Thomas Hayden, Robin Mejia, Monya Baker, Douglas Fox, and Liza Gross

Date: Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:00 PM

Location: Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St. (21st Ave), San Francisco. Bazaar Cafe serves delicious dinner food, beer, wine, fancy coffees, and sweets.

Cost: Event is free, but bring money for food and drinks. No registration or RSVP needed.

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