From the intricacies of DNA to alien planetary systems, science offers writers unparalleled scope to explore the universe and what it is to be human.
The NSW Writers’ Centre’s inaugural Quantum Words Festival, on 12 November 2016, will discuss the secrets and challenges of writing about science across any genre – be that journalism, children’s books, poetry or literary fiction. Directed by science writer and former science publisher Jane McCredie, the festival features leading science writers, editors and publishers talking about everything from controversies in science to new platforms for engaging with audiences.
The program features over 30 speakers, including writer Tony Birch, astronomer Fred Watson, novelist James Bradley, poet Alicia Sometimes, evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks, science communicator Upulie Diviskera and many more. You’ll find out what happens when you put a playwright in a neuroscience research facility, learn how to communicate complex science to kids, and discover how sci-fi could save us all.
I will be at two events. For more information: http://www.nswwc.org.au/whats-on/festivals-2/past-festivals/quantum-words-festival-2016/