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Masterclass - Science in Story and Imagination (postponed to 15 May)

Saturday May 15, 2021
13:00 - 16:00
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Please note that due to current social distancing measures as a result of the recent lockdown this event has been postponed to Saturday 15 May 1pm-4pm.

Six award winning writers will offer a series of six Masterclasses that delve deep into the heart of story. These Masterclasses are suitable for emerging and established writers who are committed to focussing on individual aspects of their writing and developing that writing further. Writers of colour, writers living with a disability, and LGBTQIA+ writers are especially encouraged to attend.

Science in Story and Imagination with Dr Vivienne Glance

The sciences, and their many applications through technology, are all around us. Science and technology are important players in how society is shaped, how we and people in other countries live, and how our imaginations and aspirations are directed. Science and technology shape our lives and our futures, and are valuable and fascinating sources of inspiration for writers.

Whether you write poems or prose, literary fiction or science fiction, there are basic techniques for including science into your writing, approaches to research, and opportunities for collaboration. This workshop will cover the many possibilities that exist to help you write your creative reflection on science in our lives.

Other Masterclasses

While you are encouraged to attend all six classes, you may also choose to attend individual sessions as each class is run by a different writer, although the whole program has been developed holistically and consultatively.

17 April – The Narrative Landscape with Portland Jones

24 April – The Hybrid (Decolonised) Narrative with Rashida Murphy

8 May – Politics and Creative Writing with Susan Midalia

22 May – The Researched Imagination with Annamaria Weldon

29 May – Editing Your Own Work with Amanda Curtin

Check out our Masterclasses Value Pack here.

As a playwright, story writer and poet, Vivienne Glance’s work has been published and presented in Australia and internationally. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia where she is an Honorary Research Fellow. Her interests particularly lie at the intersection of science and art, environmental sustainability and cultural diversity.

Please note, due to limited seating we do not offer ticket refunds.


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Dr. Vivienne Glance

Vivienne is a writer and performer, working across media: poetry, performance, science, and written and spoken word. She also performs/records her writing and the work of other writers and has been invited to several festivals, both for writing and for theatre in Australia, UK and USA.

Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
Centre for Stories is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen Street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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