Talking to Famous Authors

Yesterday my interview with Barbara Kingsolver was published at Longreads. I’ve been calling it a Q&A, because that’s how it was structured, but my writing friends have said it’s more like a conversation between two writers about the writing craft. Which is actually what it felt like when we were talking – right down to…

Conversation as science communication

Last week I wrote about the phrase science literacy, and whether or not we should use it in science communication. Ultimately, I decided that it’s not as useful a tool as we think it is, particularly when you consider this this paper, which suggests that people who are more scientifically literate have “more polarized beliefs…

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Talking to Interesting People

I just had an article published in Terrain.org: Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. It’s a Q&A with Margo Farnsworth, a fellow nature writer and biomimicry expert based in Missouri. In our interview, we talk about biomimicry itself, as well as finding and making home (even when it is lost), connecting to local communities,…