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Writing workshop: “The poetry in Science”

In the earliest ages science was poetry, as in the latter poetry has become science.

— James Russell Lowell

Scientists are often portrayed as lacking the ability give a voice to their work that can be understood by the general public.

Science communication has become a critical skill in order to promote science awareness and conveys important topics for society that enhances further discussion.

Writing poetry is a means by which emotions are stimulated by lyrical words, and can also be a tool by which scientific concepts can be shared.

Please join us at Baltimore Underground Science Space on February 24th from 10:00- 2:00 PM where you can explore creating poetry based on science fact

This workshop is intended for both researchers new to the arts and to creative writers new to science.

Scientists are encouraged to bring samples of their work, including journal papers of interest, and abstracts

All participants will be introduced to a short background of poetry styles and engage in writing prompts, based on selected topics covering key scientific principles, theories, and current issues.

Editing, critiquing, and revision will be covered.

A final open reading will be scheduled to share your work!

Bio of your instructor: Dr Kathleen Gillespie has been a research microbiologist in industry from the Bio- pharmaceutical to Bio-defense. She recently received her doctoral degree in Marine Biotechnology and was a visiting professor in Molecular Biotechnology at Stockton University. She is currently an affiliate at the Institute of Marine and Environmental technology in Baltimore Inner harbor.