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.
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 | 3pm @ Trust Arts Center
Mar 23 | 10am @ The Beauty Shoppe
A Doctor in Time: Making History Matter to a Modern Audience
Mar 26 | 7pm @ The Beauty Shoppe
Mar 27 | 10am @ The Beauty Shoppe
Medical Error: The Untold Story in Medicine
April 2 | 7pm @ Carnegie Free Library
April 3 | 10am @ The Beauty Shoppe
Biology on the Page: Delighting the Reader with Fascinating Facts
April 16 | 7pm @ Phipps Conservatory
April 17 | 10am @ The Beauty Shoppe
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).
Funding for the Science as Story project is provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation.