Manhattan Celebrates The Best American Science Writing 2008

This morning, a reader alerted me to tonight’s celebration of The Best American Science Writing 2008 (pictured), being held at 700pm at Borders Bookstore at Columbus Circle. Even though I am getting ready to leave for Seattle (very!) early tomorrow morning, I am planning to attend this discussion of excellent American science writing! I hope you’ll join me! Also, the rumor is that my colleague and friend, Carl Zimmer, will also be speaking!
What: Discussion of the best American science writing in 2008, a discussion led by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind [DVD] and editor of this compilation
When: Tonight, 7pm
Where: Borders Bookstore, Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Admission: FREE!!


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Manhattan Celebrates The Best American Science Writing 2008

  1. Carl Zimmer says:

    No rumor–I’m headed for the train shortly!
    See you there.