Past events

We organize several events per year

Narrative and International Reporting with Chris Solomon and Wudan Yan

On 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. The Lab at Ada's Technical Books hosted the event....

Thanks for joining us for #nswaparty2017

[metaslider id=8160] 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. As members and...

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 at Sundance Cinema Seattle. After the movie, we talked to Richard Wright, chair of of the linguistics department at University of Washington, at District Lounge. "When...

Post-Town Hall Hangout with Eric Vance

Can the way we think change our health? Members and guests met with journalist Erik Vance to discuss his new book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, after his Nov. 21 talk at Town Hall Seattle. Vance's new...

Michelle Nijhuis: The Art of the Science Essay

[metaslider id=7998] Michelle Nijhuis discussed the art of the science essay for NSWA members and guests on Oct. 19 at Hugo House. In this evening lecture, Nijhuis talked about how to recognize essay ideas, how to report for the essay form, and how to organize your...

David Quammen at Town Hall

Yellowstone is America’s first, and arguably most iconic, national park. In his latest book, bestselling author David Quammen serves as tour guide to this national treasure, which is larger than both Rhode Island and Delaware combined. “Quammen illuminates the park’s...

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. From drugs detected in Puget Sound salmon to increasing...

Tour of the Allen Institute for Brain Science

[metaslider id=7480] Members and guests visited the Allen Institute for Brain Science on May 25 and met with researchers who manage key labs, toured the facility, and learned what the Allen Institute aims to accomplish with its big expansion in Seattle. Researchers...