[ASC-list] Reminder - Sydney, 17 May (next Friday) - Science and medical writing
Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Fri May 10 06:43:42 UTC 2013
Join us for a lively discussion on the role of science and medical writers (and writing) today, with our guides
* Jane McCredie — executive director of the NSW Writers’ Centre
* Michael Slezak — Australasian correspondent for New Scientist
* Bianca Nogrady — freelance journalist, author and broadcaster.
They'll be covering what it's for, how to do it, who reads it, who pays for it ... and more.
This session is for anyone who cares about the public discussion of science and medicine.
* Place: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney (near Bathurst St) smsa.org.au<http://smsa.org.au>
* Date: Friday 17 May 2013
* Time: Drinks and nibbles start at 6 pm, discussion begins at 6:30 pm (for about an hour).
* Seating is limited and bookings are essential: http://scienceandmedicine.eventbrite.com.au/
* Cost: Free for ASC and AMWA members, $10 for the general public
* Enquiries: Helen Sim 0419 635 905 (voice or text)
About the speakers
Jane McCredie is an author and journalist specialising in science and medicine. She is co-editor with Natasha Mitchell of this year’s anthology of The Best Australian Science Writing and writes a weekly blog on medicine for the Medical Journal of Australia’s electronic sister publication, mjainsight.com.au<http://mjainsight.com.au/>. Her book on the science of sex and gender, Making Girls and Boys, was published in Australia in 2011 and in the US (under the title, Beyond X and Y) in 2012. The former popular science publisher at NewSouth Books, Jane is now executive director of the NSW Writers’ Centre.
Michael Slezak is New Scientist’s Australasian correspondent. Since starting there a year ago, he’s written about everything from dinosaur footprints to space mining, and covered every twist and turn in the Higgs boson story. Before that, he spent two years as a medical journalist at Reed Business Information and studied and taught philosophy of science at the University of Sydney.
Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research she doesn’t find fascinating. In nearly a decade of freelance reporting, she has written for publications including Scientific American, The Australian, Ecos magazine, Australian Doctor and the ABC’s health, science and environment websites. She is also author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death (in bookstores this month) and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World (2010).
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