Beyond the Ivory Tower Workshop: September 2019

September 20-21, 2019
Northeastern University

Attendees will receive instruction in writing for the public from New York Times senior opinion editor James Ryerson, as well as a $1,750 honorarium to cover workshop expenses.

The workshop is open to natural scientists, social scientists, and philosophers with PhDs that want to build their communication skills, and who are passionate about bringing their ideas to the public via articles and essays in major media outlets. The workshop will focus on how to conceptually frame scholarly work for a wider audience, how to structure the writing of such pieces, and how to most effectively “pitch” editors at magazines and newspapers.

Applications are due June 7, and should include three paragraph-long descriptions of a piece the applicant would like to write, a writing sample of up to 1,500 words, and a CV. Materials can be submitted to:<>

Direct questions to David DeSteno at<>.