We’re honored to announce two of the three guest instructors for 2017:
• Alexandra Witze, correspondent for the journal Nature
• Donald G. McNeil Jr., science and health reporter for the New York Times
Stay tuned for No. 3 . . .
We have lined up two of our three guest instructors and are waiting on confirmation from the third. Details will be coming soon . . .
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful week, and please keep in touch.
Next year’s workshop will be May 1 to May 6, 2017. We’ll begin posting details this fall.
We’re looking forward to meeting you on Monday evening. The weather will be brisk some days, with highs ranging from the low 50s to high 70s and night time lows in the 40s and even high 30s. A chance of thunderstorms is predicted, but so far this spring these have been short and mild. The weather, in other words, will be perfect for a region that always must contend with drought.
Before you arrive, please take another look at the schedule (http://sciwrite.org/scisked16.html) and click on the links so you can read some of the material the instructors will be talking about. In addition, Celia Lowenstein, the filmmaker who will speak on Friday, suggests that you watch “The Fish That Time Forgot” (https://vimeo.com/111842603) and “Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures” (https://vimeo.com/110999667). If you have time, her film “Simply Complex” is about the physicist Murray Gell-Mann, one of the founders of the Santa Fe Institute, which we will visit on Tuesday. As an added bonus, the film shows glimpses of one of your instructors as he was more than 15 years ago. (https://vimeo.com/107176739).
For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag will be #sfsciwrite.
We’ve posted the class list.
We have three openings left. Please apply soon.
We’ve posted a preliminary schedule.
There are now 8 positions left. We will be posting the daily schedule soon. Meanwhile if you need information on starting and ending times, please see the schedule for last year. We will be following the same format.
Also please make your reservation at Inn of the Governors so we can be sure of our room count.