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Applying Creative Nonfiction to Science & Policy Writing

Lee Gutkind

  • Author or editor of more than 30 books, including his most recent, a memoir, My Last Eight Thousand Days: An American Male in his Seventies.

True Stories That Matter: Applying Creative Nonfiction to Science & Policy Writing

You’ve produced some important research or a policy plan that could create meaningful change. How do you make your ideas and proposals stand out and get read? Creative nonfiction offers a way for researchers, policy wonks, program managers, grant writers, and writers of all forms to turn their ideas into compelling narratives.
Join Lee Gutkind, the “Godfather” behind creative nonfiction (Vanity Fair), on November 16 for an in-person CSPO Conversation! He will introduce and deconstruct the basic techniques of the genre and how they can be applied to make complicated ideas more appealing to a general audience. There will be a special emphasis on scene writing, a technique that will help readers understand and relate to scientific issues and ideas.
Lunch will be provided. Masks are required when not eating or drinking. A livestream will also be available. Please RSVP to receive the link!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET