True Stories Well Told--About Science and
Society aims to help faculty and students learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. People may come to some or all of this upcoming event. It is a workshop, discussion and double magazine launch featuring "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair), Lee Gutkind www.leegutkind.com. This workshop wiill be followed by a discussion with Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig, and the special “Think Write Publish” issue, entitled “Telling Stories That Matter,” of Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.
Schedule for November 3rd:
2:00 pm - Writing True Stories: Turning Research into Real Life Through Narrative
Lee Gutkind, Arizona State University, provides a tutorial on the art, the craft, the challenges and the techniques of creative/narrative nonfiction.
3:30 pm - How We Collaborate and Connect—The Process and the Impact of Infusing Policy into Narrative
Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig discuss their work and experiences about writing their recently published pieces, What Fish Oil
Pills Are Hiding: One woman's quest to save the Chesapeake Bay from the dietary supplement industry and Ice, Ice Maybe Glaciers are growing in the Himalayas. What does that mean for climate policy?
5:00 pm - Launch of the Two Collaborating Magazines
Mix and mingle with the wonks and the writers. Complimentary copies of "Telling Stories That Matter," the special "Think Write Publish" issue from Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.
This event is co-sponsored by Drexel's Center for Science, Technology and Society and the ExCITe Center, and Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. This project is funded in-part by the US National Science Foundation (Award#1149107). Any findings, observations or opinions expressed are those of the principal investigators.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing your name
and contact info to Irene Cho at email@example.com.