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Workshop: Writing Science for Non-Scientists

2021-02-20 @ 09:30 11:00 MST

Want to expand your writing skills? Interested in getting your science into the hands of the masses?

Learn from the experts on how pitch your work and get it published in non-scientific realms!

This workshop will help scientists explore the skills necessary to publish their work and expertise in non-scientific forums. The workshop will cover attendees’ motivations to write, description of non-scientific publishing forms, how to pitch articles and approach editors, and how to deal with editorial comments while preserving scientific integrity. Expert writers will present on a panel about their experience and lead breakout rooms through various interactive exercises to build confidence and expand participants’ writing skills.

Join authors Dr. Lee Foote and Dr. Sarah Elmeligi and our Expert Presenters: Kevin Van Tighem, Ken Bailey for this engaging workshop. Learn from Kevin and Ken as they share with us their experience and advice for getting your work published outside of academia!

Expert bios:

Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent of Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories, and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards, and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Without FearThe Homeward WolfHeart Waters: Sources of the Bow RiverOur Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta, and Wild Roses Are Worth It: Alberta Reconsidered. He lives with his wife, Gail, in Canmore, Alberta.

Outdoor Canada’s long-time hunting editor Ken Bailey has travelled all over Canada—and the world—with rifle, shotgun and fly rod in hand. Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished outdoor writers, he’s also the author of No Place Like Home, an award-winning book celebrating the abundance and diversity of hunting and angling experiences Canada has to offer. In his professional career, Ken spent more than 30 years conserving wildlife, fish and their habitats across Canada.

Fees and Registration:

Workshop is $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and $15 for students.

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