Join SWINY for an exclusive opportunity: A private, guided early evening tour in Central Park!
Image courtesy Flickr user baslow.
Last year’s memorable evening tour, customized by Central Park for SWINY, earned rave reviews from all the attendees. Normally, Central Park’s outstanding tours, led by well-trained volunteers, are offered only in the daytime. Fortunately, SWINY has been able to arrange a 2013 evening program, led by the very knowledgeable guide who awed last year’s group.
This year’s walk is “Amble Through The Ramble,” an exploration of a verdant, uncrowded, wildly beautiful area. We’ll go across streams, under arches, and through the woods on a maze of pathways in 38 secluded forest-like acres that comprise the beautiful Ramble. Even if you’ve been to the Ramble, you’re bound to learn more than you knew before about its flora, fauna and unsuspected factoids. If you haven’t Rambled before, you won’t believe you’re in the middle of New York City. Questions are welcome throughout the tour.
So take a break from your research and writing to start your summer with a very special after-hours experience. And bring along family and friends for a truly unique, richly informative outdoor evening!
NOTE: Attendance is strictly limited to the first 20 people who register. The convenient mid-Park meeting site will be provided after you sign up.
Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 6 pm
Length: approximately 90 minutes
Attire: good walking shoes advised
Accessibility: The Ramble is moderately hilly, with some stairs, and a few Park-related obstacles
Fees: This evening program is underwritten by SWINY, to keep costs modest.
$5 SWINY or NASW members, and students
Free for kids under 16
SCIENCE WRITERS IN NEW YORK (SWINY)
cordially invites you to attend
The Making of Trade Science Books:
Best Practices from a Distinguished Imprint
Door prizes: 5 copies of Frankenstein’s Cat and 5 copies of Gravity’s Engines!
In 2010, book publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Scientific American magazine formed a book imprint – Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux – that draws on the editorial and marketing expertise of both publishers in order to produce general interest science books. Two publishers who head up this distinguished imprint – Fred Guterl, Executive Editor of Scientific American, and Amanda Moon, Senior Editor at Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux — will discuss the strategies and trends that drive success in today’s science book market.
They will be joined by two of the imprint’s authors – Caleb Scharf, author of Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos and The Copernicus Complex, and Emily Anthes, author of Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts – will share their experiences not only in developing their works but also in promoting and publicizing them. These authors each represent different arenas of the science book world (one being a journalist, and the other, a scientist).
The panel will discuss:
- strategies and trends that drive success in today’s science book market.
- what makes a good trade science book generally
- what today’s readers look for in a science book
- how science books take shape, from idea to published work
- how authors and their publishers collaborate best together to draw the interest of the target audiences
This discussion will take place during the kick-off week for North America’s largest publishing event, BookExpo America (BEA) to be held at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center May 29 – June 1.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) Headquarters
71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor
SWINY and EFA members attend at no cost, and nonmembers pay $15.
Adventures in Science Writing:
How to Build a Sustainable and Sane
Science Writing Career
Whether you’re a seasoned professional, brand new, or just curious about science writing—you’ll want to meet Adam Aston, Alison Fromme, Emily Gertz, Andreas von Bubnoff, and Sarah Webb, contributors to the brand new book, The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Pitch, Publish And Prosper In The Digital Age. They will share personal stories from the trenches of science writing — tales of frustration, victory, danger, and more. Afterwards, the crew will address how-to questions about building a sustainable and sane science writing career. We’ll discuss topics such as finding and crafting a story, pitching to publications, understanding business structures, negotiating contracts, handling ethical matters, and dealing with emotional issues like isolation and envy, work–life balance. Come chat, share, and learn.
We’ll serve light refreshments and have books available for sale.
Monday, May 6, 2013
394 Broadway, 5th fl (between Walker & White, just south of Canal St)
Subway: J/N/Q/R/Z/6 or A/C/E to Canal Street; 1 to Canal or Franklin Street
Free for students and for members of SWINY, NASW and Green Spaces; all others $10
RSVP: By May 3 (space is limited) at http://swiny.pandaform.com/pub/ndnboh/new