Science Comedy Night @ The Bier Baron: March 27


Come to Science Comedy night on Friday, March 27th (the night before PDD!). Our line-up includes veteran storytellers, science comedians, a prize-winning author, and a headliner comedian who appeared on Comedy Central!

Because of the demand, tickets will need to be purchased for the event. 


Friday, March 27th
Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC
Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30 pm


DCSWA's Professional Development Day: Sign Up Now!

Christopher JoyceJoel AchenbachThis is our biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors. This year's event will feature:
  • Plenary talks by the Washington Post's Joel Achenbach and NPR's Christopher Joyce
  • A session all about editing, led by some of the DC area's top science editors
  • A panel on funding international reporting projects
  • A discussion about how the press got it right and wrong while covering the Ebola crisis
  • Sessions on book writing, storytelling, animation and freelance finance
  • Appointments with a resume coach
  • A workshop on the art and science of story pitching, leading up to the...
  • Ever-popular pitch slam, featuring the speed-dating format we introduced last year.

Where: AGU headquarters, Dupont Circle, DC NW
When: Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sorry, our registration is full for this year.

The agenda for PDD 2015 is here.

Matt Davenport and Elaine Seward Win 2014 DCSWA Newsbrief Award; Honorable mentions to Beth Mole and Mark Zastrow

Washington, D.C.—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) named a winner and two honorable mentions in the sixth annual DCSWA Newsbrief Award.

For the 2014 award, four science writers judged more than 70 entries, including print, online, audio and multimedia pieces. A video from Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) earned the top prize.

Full information here


For better or verse.



A DC Science Café Event:

Versed in Science (and Math):
An Evening of Poetry

Science and technology are leading characters in many of our time’s great ongoing narratives. And so these categories of human endeavor offer rich fodder for the synthetic and analytic, and the metaphoric and analogic, powers of poetry. Join us to hear the work of two accomplished poets, Rick Mullin and JoAnne Growney, and then read your own science-inspired poetry at the open mic. Mullin is an editor with the weekly Chemical & Engineering News. Growney, a former professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, is a poet and mathematician who often explores where the twain of these pursuits meet in her blog.

I think that I shall never see
A transcendental quite like e
So tell me more, prithee!


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