Past events

We organize several events per year

Anatomy of a Story: Cancer’s New Battleground

Joanne Silberner recently put together a five-part series on cancer for Public Radio International. How did she do it? NSWA members and guests had a chance to hear Silberner address the making, funding, selling and editing of Cancer’s New Battleground-The...

Social Media for Science Communicators

Dana Lewis ( @danamlewis ) and Liz Neeley ( @LizNeeley ) shared their expertise on social media with NSWA members and guests at our monthly event on March 13 at University House.

Book Proposals: Insights from a Writer, an Agent and a Publisher

For many, one of the most daunting aspects of writing a book is the book proposal. How do you get started? Do I need an agent? What goes in a proposal? These questions and more were answered by a distinguished panel of experts on Feb. 13 at University House. Author...

Members chat with Nathanael Johnson, author of All Natural

Between climate change, killer germs, and rampant obesity, it’s no wonder we feel out of sync with the global ecosystem. But how do we re-sync? Nathanael Johnson, author of “All Natural,” says this ecological anxiety has pushed us into two disparate coping...

Members raised a glass for science at 2013 NSWA party

Science writers met Jan. 10 at the Institute for Systems Biology to raise a glass for science. Members and guests had conversations with other science communicators on topics ranging from blogging to getting advances on books. David Williams, 2013 NSWA president,...

NSWA members discover Discovery Park on Aug. 25

NSWA members explored Seattle’s largest city park on a guided walk from Magnolia Bluff down to Puget Sound. This hike on Aug. 25 covered a three-mile loop that passed through a variety of habitats including meadow, forest, and beach. The tour group had a great time...

Stories in Stone: A Walking Tour Aug. 8 downtown

Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks of Seattle, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story.  All one has to do is look at building stone in downtown Seattle to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled...

Writing for Video event March 31 at the UW

How does your role as a science writer change, given the demands of video scripting and video production? Listen to a panel from a March 26 NSWA event discuss writing video.

ScienceOnline2012 recap Feb. 7 at the UW

Miss ScienceOnline 2012 but wish you had been there? Listen to a recording of a Feb. 7 recap of “scio12” from five Seattle science communicators who attended the meeting.