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The Art and Craft of Science Writing

A Symposium and Public Lecture, Friday, April 27, 2012

Announcing an afternoon symposium for undergraduates, graduate students and young science professionals on the art and craft of science writing. Presenters are leading practitioners of communicating science to broad audiences, whose writing ranges from journalism and technical writing to creative non-fiction and fiction.

Featuring:  Diane Ackerman, James Gorman, Michael Lemonick, Janna Levin, Alan Lightman, Richard Preston, and Dava Sobel .


To attend the symposium, please RSVP to Keren Fedida ( The  symposium will be held in Lewis Library. Following the short talks, and discussion and questions, there will be a reception nearby in Peyton Hall. The public lecture that evening is open to all; no RSVP is required.



2:30-4:30pm            Presentations: Vision of the Writer (Lewis Library 120)


4:30-5:00pm            Discussion and Audience Questions (Lewis Library 120)


5:00-6:00pm            Reception and Light Refreshments (Peyton Hall Lobby)


7:00-8:30pm            Public Lecture: Dava Sobel & Diane Ackerman (McCosh 50)

Organized by Chris Impey, Stanley Kelley, Jr., Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching. Sponsored by the Public Lecture Fund, the Council of the Humanities, the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, the Writing in Science and Engineering Program, and the Dean of the College.

Click here for the Public Lectures Series