Sat, Jun 06 | The Writers' Colony

Science and Storytelling Workshop with Matt Jones

In this workshop, we will work on translating complex scientific concepts for general audiences while also finding hidden narratives that enthrall readers.
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Science and Storytelling Workshop with Matt Jones

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Writers' Colony, 515 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

About the Event

While science is concerned with finding truth, it is storytelling that helps us understand what particular scientific truths tell us about our place in the world. In this workshop, Moondancer Fellowship Awardee, Matt Jones, will teach attendees how to translate complex scientific concepts for general audiences while also finding hidden narratives that enthrall readers.

 

Matt Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama's MFA Program in  Creative Writing. He is an environmentalist and a writer of both fiction  and nonfiction. He received his BA from St. Edward's University and is  originally from Houston, TX. He teaches English, composition, and  rhetoric at the college-level, and served as a co-instructor of the Mercantile Library's "Fundamentals of Fiction Workshop" in fall 2018.  

Matt was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2018, and has been the recipient of scholarships to the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. He has served as a writer-in-residence at Willowtail Springs, the Leopold Writing Program, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. This August, he will be an artist-in-residence for the Collaborative Retreat at Shotpouch Creek.  

Matt's essay "No Heart, No Moon" was selected by Sy Montgomery and Jaime Green for the 2019 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology, and his short story "The Changeling" was chosen as a Distinguished Story in The Best American Stories 2018, edited by Roxane Gay. His most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bayou MagazineColumbia ReviewFaultline Journal of Arts and Letters, Literary Hub, LongreadsMichigan Quarterly Review, The New England Review, The Southern Review, and The Threepenny Review

He is currently at work on an environmental essay collection and a collaborative novel set in Whites City, New Mexico.

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