Northwest Science Writers Association

Thanks for joining us for #nswaparty2017

This year’s can’t-miss event for science writers in the Pacific Northwest happened on Jan. 5 in Bellevue at one of the world’s biggest, most eclectic invention factories, Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good and Research Laboratory.

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NSWA sees ‘The Arrival’ with Richard Wright, UW linguistics chair

Yes, a Hollywood movie with a heroic linguist! Members and guests saw the “The Arrival” on Dec. 10. After the movie, we talked to Richard Wright, chair of of the linguistics department at University of Washington.

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Chat with Erik Vance about Suggestible You

Erik Vance met with members and guests to discuss his new book The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, after his Nov. 21 talk at Town Hall Seattle.

 

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Entrepreneurial journalism and the world of self-publishing

Luke Timmerman spoke with members and guests on Nov. 9 about how he made the move into entrepreneurial journalism, and how he maintains his audience and model successfully. He also shared tips on self-publishing a book.

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Congratulations Wudan Yan and Chris Solomon

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 career development awards: Freelance journalists Wudan Yan and Chris Solomon.

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Michelle Nijhuis: The Art of the Science Essay

Michelle Nihjuis discussed the art of the science essay with members and guests on Oct. 19 at Hugo House.
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David Quammen at Town Hall

Members and guests joined David Quammen for a conversation following his talk about Yellowstone on Sept. 30 at Town Hall Seattle.
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Water Woes: Too little, too much, too dirty

Members and guests joined a panel on Sept. 14 for a lively discussion of issues surrounding water quality and quantity in the Pacific Northwest, and how agencies and citizens are responding to these changes.
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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Cockbill: The Case for Animal Research

Louisa Cockbill’s PhD research didn’t directly involve animals. But she knows when and why scientists use animals for some...
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Harper: HIV Laggard to Leader

For Science, Kristin Harper (@kristinnharper) outlines the AIDS epidemic in China, which followed a very different pattern...
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Silberner: Learn From the Masters

What makes an outstanding science story? Learn from Joanne Silberner, an experienced science reporter who teaches...
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Lindley and Olson: On St. Helens

Get work from two NSWA members with just one click. Robin Lindley interviewed Steve Olson in December about Steve’s book...
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Watts: Live Streaming

Small waterways have idiosyncracies, writes Andrea Watts. In an article in Science Findings, for the U.S. Forest Service,...
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