December 2, 2014

Ten people have been given early acceptance into the workshop. We look forward to the next wave of applications. While there is no official deadline, we encourage you to apply early to ensure your choice of instructor and lodging at Inn of the Governors.


instructor change

We are sorry that Christie Aschwanden will not be joining us next year as an instructor.  Her reasons are exciting ones: a new job as a science writer at Five Thirty-Eight and a journalism fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute.

Meanwhile we are delighted to announce that she will be replaced by Adam Rogers, writer and editor for Wired and author of Proof: The Science of Booze.


We are now taking applications

This year’s instructors will be

George Johnson, a New York Times science writer, whose nine books include The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery and The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Sandra Blakeslee, a New York Times science writer and co-author of The Body Has a Mind of its Own (with Matthew Blakeslee), Sleights of Mind:
What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions
, and many other books.

Denise Grady, science writer for The New York Times and winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

Alan Boyle, science editor for NBC News Digital (also known as MSNBC)

Christie Aschwanden, an award-winning freelance science writer and health columnist for the Washington Post

In addition we’ll be joined by David Corcoran, editor of the Science Times section of the New York Times.

Please see our website for instructions on how to apply.


Sciwrite 2015

The 20th annual Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop will begin on Monday evening, May 11, 2015, and run through Saturday morning, May 16, in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Please stay tuned for details.



Some material to read in advance. More to come.

George Johnson:


Chasing Lightning

“The Books in the Basement”  and “Inside the Black Box.” Links are at

Sandra Blakeslee:

Sleights of Mind book proposal

Index of /blakeslee_files

Guy Gugliotta:

With Gravity’s Help, Cassini Puts On a Saturn Spectacular –

Digitizing the Hanging Court | History | Smithsonian

Sound, the Way the Brain and the Ear Prefer to Hear It –

Impressionist Painters – Style – Eyesight – New York Times

and Index of /gugliotta_files