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Saturday, September 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Queer Science! Find Your Voice — and Work — as a Science/Medical Writer

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Queer science and medical writers love to reveal the hidden worlds around us and translate new discoveries and controversies for the general public. How can you find your way into this rewarding career and land staff jobs, freelance gigs, and book-writing opportunities? And how can you navigate the times when your life and personal experiences as a LGBTQ+ person intersect with your work? In this session, writers with diverse backgrounds and interests will explain the practical steps they took, describe how they bring their queer voices into their writing, and offer advice on how they’ve pushed back against pseudoscience, bigotry, and attempts to discredit their reporting.

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Kristina Marusic

Investigative Reporter, Environmental Health News
Kristina Marusic is an award-winning journalist and author of "A New War On Cancer: The Unlikely Heroes Revolutionizing Prevention." She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of San Francisco, and her personal essays and reporting on topics ranging from the environment... Read More →
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Bryn Nelson

Science Writer, Freelance
Bryn Nelson, PhD, is an award-winning science and medical writer, author of Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure (Grand Central Publishing), and a former microbiologist. He has more than 20 years of journalism experience and writes regularly for dozens of national... Read More →
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Miriam Fauzia

science/health reporter, Inverse
Miriam Fauzia is a science and health reporter at Inverse. She was previously a fact check reporter at USA Today and an innovation reporter at The Daily Beast. Her work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, New Scientist, The New York Times, and others. She lives in northern Virginia... Read More →
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Randy Dotinga

Independent Writer, Freelance
Randy Dotinga is an independent journalist and former president of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. He writes for The Washington Post, WebMD, Medscape, The Christian Science Monitor, and many other news outlets.

Saturday September 9, 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Congress C (4th Floor)