Thursday, January 26, 2012



Science Writing Boot Camp

Powerful science writing can bring vital subjects into the light for young readers. Once children have that “Aha!” feeling and glimpse the creativity and insight that go into science, they are hooked. But first, dedicated writers must create books, articles, and other works with the potential to take kids on true adventures in science. Work alongside a vested science faculty that includes Catherine D. Hughes, science editor for National Geographic Kids and Little Kids magazines; Doug Wechsler, photographer and author of Marvels in Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes, winner of the Smithsonian Notable Book award for children; Andy Boyles, senior science editor at Highlights magazine and Boyds Mills Press; and the award-winning author of Fossil Fish Found Alive and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, Sally M. Walker.

The work required to join the ranks of writers who take children on adventures in science is challenging but rewarding. Through lectures, one-to-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success.
This workshop will help you
  • develop critical skills for interviewing scientists and other experts;
  • study a market to learn what editors want to publish;
  • identify solid science story ideas for various children’s publishing markets;
  • work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing;
  • draw on your interviews and other research to write cohesive books, articles, or other works for young readers; and
  • compose better photographs
List of special guests to come.

In addition to our Science Writing Bootcamp (April 19–22, 2012) we are also offering a Nature Writing Bootcamp (April 16–19, 2012). With a day to overlap, science and nature writers will have an opportunity to work together in our picturesque Pocono Mountain setting. Join us for one workshop or attend both for $1,200.00.

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Workshop Information

with dinner 6PM (an optional tour of (an optional tour of HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN® and Boyds Mills Press is offered at 3 PM)
after lunch

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