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Why Storytelling Matters in Science: A Talk by Ed Yong

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Why Storytelling Matters in Science: A Talk by Ed Yong

Writing and talking successfully about science is much more than translating papers, avoiding jargon and celebrating science. It is also about telling and uncovering the human stories behind the research - and that’s especially so when dealing with areas like microbiology and infectious diseases, which most people find unpalatable or scary. In this talk, science writer Ed Yong will talk about the art of storytelling, the nature of science, and the craft and ethics of good science writing.



Location: Scripps Research Auditorium

When: February 21st, 4pm-5pm

RSVP: Please register to be notified of changes to the event

Contact: Michelle McGraw, mmcgraw@scripps.edu

Tickets: Ticket holders will be admitted first entry.

Parking: Parking in the lot adjacent to the auditorium is free.


Directions:

  • From Interstate 5, exit at Genesee Avenue and go west for about 0.8 miles to the second stoplight
  • Turn right (north) onto John Jay Hopkins Drive
  • Turn left at the second opportunity (about 0.1 miles) into the Institute's driveway and employee parking lot.
  • The gate will be raised and you may park in that lot for our event.
  • Follow the signs or ask a volunteer how to get from the parking lot to the auditorium.

Ed Yong is a science communications expert who reports for The Atlantic. His work has also been featured in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, and many more. His first book, I Contain Multitudes, looks at the amazing partnerships between animals and microbes.


Click here to learn more about Ed Yong.



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