Writing is hard. Writing about chemistry for a general audience is just a bit harder, but the ability to communicate technical information to the public and to policy makers has never been more important. Good chemistry writing requires a solid grasp of the science, the ability to identify the most essential concepts, and the talent to express them in non-technical, jargon-free language. All of these are learnable skills. Participants will produce pieces in a variety of short forms (e.g., essay, policy summary, annotated figure) to become better writers. In the Calderwood Seminar tradition, the course will be structured as a workshop with students serving as both writers and editors.