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.
Sally Stuart has been writing for the last 40+ years, and put out the annual Christian Writers Market Guide for 26 years. She has retired from that task starting with the 2012 edition. Her other writing includes several Christian education resources books, a children's picture book, a basic writing text, writing resources, and a western novel--plus hundreds of articles and marketing columns. She writes a Q & A column for the "Christian Communicator,and the Oregon Christian Writers' Newsletter. She speaks and teaches at Christian Writers' Conferences nationwide. Sally is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She and her husband, Norm, spend their free time vacationing on the Oregon coast.