Bringing together scientists and writers

 

NeuWrite is an international network of working groups for scientists, writers, radio producers, and filmmakers. NeuWrite’s mission is to develop science communicators from all backgrounds that can convey scientific complexities with compelling narrative and accurate science.

 

 
 

The core of NeuWrite is the writer’s workshop. Each group meets regularly to discuss and critique member projects at all stages—from pitching to editors to final revisions. NeuWrite groups also produce original writing and podcasts, invite veteran science communicators to discuss their craft, and organize public events to further the understanding of science. Here's some of our members' recent work:

 

 
The Cognition, Learning, and Plasticity Lab at Oxford University

The Cognition, Learning, and Plasticity Lab at Oxford University

For Children Who Have Suffered Strokes, a New Therapy Emerges

Hannah Furfaro, The Wall street journal

Adam Kirton, a pediatric neurologist in Calgary, Alberta, has seen first-hand the devastating effects that strokes can have on a child’s brain. Lifelong paralysis and a form of cerebral palsy can result, and treatment options are few...

Reuters

Reuters

How the New Climate Denial Is Like the Old Climate Denial

meehan crist, the atlantic

There has been a subtle shift recently in the rhetoric of many conservative pundits and politicians around climate change. For decades, the common refrain has been flat-out denial—either that climate change is not happening, or that any change...

 
Keith Beaty / Contributor / Getty Image

Keith Beaty / Contributor / Getty Image

Is Willpower a Finite Resource, Or a Myth?

carl erik fisher, nautilus

Thomas was a highly successful and mild-mannered lawyer who was worried about his drinking. When he came to see me at my psychotherapy practice, his wine intake had crept up to six or seven glasses a night...

TEDx New York

TEDx New York

Could a Drug Prevent Depression and PTSD?

Rebecca Brachman, TED

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a serendipitous breakthrough treatment that may prevent mental disorders...

 
 

NeuWrite was founded in 2009 at Columbia University by students and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Neuroscience in collaboration with students in the non-fiction and poetry MFA programs. NeuWrite quickly became a noted forum for interdisciplinary work, attracting academics from institutions across New York City (including Rockefeller, Mt. Sinai, CUNY, SUNY and NYU), as well as professionals from media platforms such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, NPR, Scientific American Mind, and The Story Collider. 

NeuWrite has since expanded to include other universities and cities, including NYU, Stanford, Boston, San Diego, Philadelphia, London, and Portland, Oregon. If you're interested in joining or forming a group in your area, please contact us.