October 19-22, 2016
Good writing and storytelling are at the heart of all effective communications. Science communications is no exception. In this four-day intensive workshop, participants will work with a handful of top science writers and editors to develop writing and storytelling skills – along with an edited written piece – through hands-on sessions. Held in conjunction with the Dark Sky Festival in Jasper, Alberta, participants will also learn to write for presentation and to write with visuals and photography in mind. You may have a chance to practice your new skills as part of Dark Sky programming! A draft 750-word article must be prepared before start date to optimize the use of time in Jasper. Details will be provided along with the registration package.
John Rennie, former editor-in-chief, Scientific American
Nadia Drake, science journalist, National Geographic/Freelance
Jay Ingram, co-founder of Beakerhead, broadcaster and author of 14 books
Mary Anne Moser, co-founder and CEO, Beakerhead
Niki Wilson, science communicator and Content Advisor, Dark Sky Festival