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.

Other upcoming Crafting Words Workshops

Sunday 7th July - Kristina Olsson
Writing Your Memoir (for writers)

Sunday 11th August - Anthony Mullins 
Screenwriting for Novelists (for writers)

Saturday 17 August - Patti Miller 
Facing the Difficulties of Truth-Telling: a Memoir Workshop (for writers)

Sunday 25 August - Sarah Kanowski
Getting the Most Out of Your Reading Workshop (for writers and readers)

Sunday 22nd September - Krissy Kneen
Reading Like a Writer (for writers and readers)

Sunday 13th October - Cass Moriarty
Preparing Your Work for Submission (for writers)

Sunday 17th November - Fiona Stager 
Reading for Your Bookclub (for readers)

Refund Policy

Crafting Words workshops require a minimum of 15 participants. If Avid Reader cancels a workshop due to lack of participants we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full. Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend your workshop, Avid Reader cannot provide a refund.