February 22, 2017 update

The workshop is full, at least for the time being, but we’re accepting applications for the waiting list. We almost always get a few cancellations, so we encourage you to apply. Because of the unprecedented demand, we’re considering holding a second workshop later this year.


February 15, 2017 update

We’ve been getting so many good applications that we have decided to expand the workshop to 45. We now have two (possibly three) openings. We almost always get some cancellations, so please don’t hesitate to apply.


January 8, 2017 update

We’ve accepted 26 people into the workshop, leaving 14 openings. Seven more applications are pending (we’re waiting to receive the personal statement). We’re filling up fast, so please apply soon.


December 20, 2016 update

We’ve accepted 20 people for next May’s workshop, so we’re about half full. If you’ve applied but have not yet followed up with your personal statement — who you are and why you would like to attend — please do so soon.

Many thanks.

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop



November 29, 2016 update

We’ve  accepted 12 people for the 2017 workshop, so we are now a little less than 1/3 full. We look forward to more applications. If you have applied but haven’t heard back from us, please let us know.


October 12, 2016

We are now taking applications for the 22nd annual Santa Fe
Science Writing Workshop, which will begin on Monday evening, May 1, 2017, and run through Saturday morning, May 6, at the Inn of the Governors in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s instructors are

Alexandra Witze, correspondent for the journal Nature

Donald G. McNeil Jr., science and health reporter for the New York Times

Chris Mooney, energy and environment writer for the Washington Post.

Sandra Blakeslee, longtime science writer for the New York Times and co-author of The Body Has a Mind of its Own and seven other books

George Johnson, two time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award for stories in the New York Times and author of The Cancer Chronicles and eight other books.

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop