Calling all science lovers!

Calling all science lovers!
Type of post: News item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019

Crafting Words - Amanda Niehaus & Robbie Wilson - Science for Writers

Sunday 09 June 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Ticket $75.00
Tickets available until 09 June 2019 1:00 PM

Calling all science-lovers! It’s time to pick up your pens! Our modern era is rife with misinformation and fake news; by weaving scientists and scientific ideas into our stories—fiction, nonfiction, and poem—we may be able to speak to the complex truths of science better than any journalist can. But how?

In this half-day workshop, award-winning writer Dr Amanda Niehaus will share her journey from scientist to novelist and reveal writing methods and techniques that have helped her translate science into her stories, essays, and a novel. Amanda and her husband, Professor of Biology Robbie Wilson, will discuss the evolutionary and literary links between sex and death and get participants writing new material with science-based prompts. Writers of all writing and scientific backgrounds are welcome!

Amanda Niehaus' debut novel The Breeding Season will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2019.