Graduate Student Workshop: Publishing for a Wide Audience (and Making some Extra Cash)

Monday October 19, 2009
London, ON
Email: acrymbl@uwo.ca

Fifty thousand screaming readers rush the newsstand to get a copy of your latest
research.  Okay, maybe they’re not screaming, but the numbers probably aren’t
that far off.  While peer reviewed journals may make the academic world go
round, it’s through magazines and newspapers that your work can make its way
into homes across the country – and you might be surprised to find out how
interested Canadians are in what you do.  Did we mention that you also get
paid, and the amount of work is probably less than you spent on your first
undergrad paper?

The Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) is sponsoring a graduate
workshop on Monday, October 19, 2009 in London, Ontario which will teach
participants how to sell an article about their work or experiences to a
popular publication.  The workshop will be hands-on and by the end of the day
all participants should have a proposal finished and ready to submit to an
editor.

Accommodation grants are available for out of town participants.  Priority will
be given to students studying topics on Canada and the environment and those
who are registered as NiCHE members.  Membership is free and you can sign up at
http://niche-canada.org/user/register.

Participants are also invited to attend an optional public lecture that evening
by Harriet Ritvo, president of the American Society of Environmental
Historians.  Ritvo will be discussing her new book, The Dawn of Green:
Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago UP, 2009).

Space is limited, so if you are interested please contact Adam Crymble at
acrymbl@uwo.ca as soon as possible.  Formal registration to follow.

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