Northwest Science Writers Association

Narrative and International Reporting with Chris Solomon and Wudan Yan

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, members and guests dove into two aspects of the craft of storytelling—longform narrative and international reporting—with the 2016 winners of our career development awards, Chris Solomon and Wudan Yan.

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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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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Solomon: Cute Even When Dead

Veterinary pathologists are busy up north, writes Chris Solomon. In Outside Magazine, he profiles one of the overworked...
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Yan: What Doesn’t Kill You

CO, carbon monoxide, is a toxin. But Wudan Yan found a physician-researcher in New York who says it could be therapeutic—in...
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Rochman: The Genome Generation

Bonnie Rochman has written about parenting and she has written about genetic testing. Her new book, The Gene Machine: How...
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Yonck: An Emotional Future

What comes after Siri and self-driving cars? Richard Yonck posits that the next step could be technology that recognizes...
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Kwok: Shakespeare’s Tarts

Handwritten manuscripts from the 16th century are tough going for modern readers, writes Roberta Kwok in The New Yorker....
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