Science as Story Events
Advancing knowledge through narrative.
Science As Story is a new program from Creative Nonfiction featuring five thought-provoking public lectures, five engaging conversations, and a six-week writing fellowship.
This exciting new event series is designed to showcase how narrative can help us understand and appreciate the sciences' impact on our daily lives. March – May 2020.
Public Lectures & Conversations
Acclaimed longform science writers discuss the challenges of bridging the gap between research and storytelling and bringing stories that matter to a wider audience. Evening/afternoon events are followed the next morning by an opportunity to learn from and interact with visiting writers in a smaller, more conversational setting.
The C Word: Writing About Cancer Using Scholarship and Empathy Mar 12 | 7pm @ Ace Hotel
Mar 13 | 10am @ The Beauty Shoppe
Climate Change at Home: Bringing a Global Problem to the Dinner Table Mar 22 | 4:30pm | ONLINE via GoToWebinar
Mar 23 | 10am | ONLINE ONLY
A Doctor in Time: Making History Matter to a Modern Audience Mar 26 | 7pm | ONLINE via GoToWebinar
Mar 27 | 10am | ONLINE ONLY
Medical Error: The Untold Story in Medicine April 2 | 7pm | ONLINE via GoToWebinar
April 3 | 10am | ONLINE ONLY
Biology on the Page: Delighting the Reader with Fascinating Facts
April 16 | 7pm | ONLINE via GoToWebinar
April 17 | 10am | ONLINE ONLY
Science Writing Fellowship
A free six-week writing workshop for scientists seeking to explore narrative, or anyone exploring ways to tell a science-focused story. This intensive series is a crash course in crafting engaging nonfiction for a general audience. Accepted fellows will work on developing one story to present at a special “graduation” reading at the end of the workshops.
By application only; space is limited to 12. Workshops will take place between April 22 and May 27 at Creative Nonfiction’s workshop space (607 College Ave, Pittsburgh).
DEADLINE for applications closed 3/8
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Funding for the Science as Story project is provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation.