Women Write Science
2 April @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on 2 April, 2019 at 12:00pm
Despite advances in addressing bias, women and girls are still underrepresented in science writing for popular markets. At the time of writing, the Waterstone’s front page list of Best Popular Science Books contained no female authors.
Women Write Science is a series of face-to-face and online workshops that aim to give a group of women the confidence and information they need to write about science for a general audience. It will offer tuition from the workshop leader, will guide brainstorming, and will build a community of women to provide continued peer critique and support.
The programme will include four main elements that will start during Science Week and continue indefinitely
1) First session with tutor Rebecca Wragg-Sykes. Information about writing popular science articles, finding inspiration, research and a guided brainstorming session.
2) Online session. Participants will submit a short outline of their proposed article to an online forum built specifically for the group. They will receive feedback from the tutor and from their peers.
3) A final face to face session will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at 12 pm – 3.30pm to discuss editing, finding appropriate markets, submitting articles for publication and any final questions. The participants will have the chance to present their work in progress to the group.
4) Peer support. Peer support will continue in the online forum. Participants will have the chance to post and receive feedback on their articles from their peers.
5) Participants will have the opportunity to create a display related to their work as part of a free open house event at the studio.
Book your place
Two workshops, online sessions, editing and peer support is £20.00 for NWS members and £30.00 for non-members.
We have a limited number of spaces so book your place below to avoid disappointment.