Worldwide, public attitudes toward science are shifting as scientific information is inundated by and confused with opinions, speculations, and falsehoods.
This panel will explore the role of fiction in communicating scientific facts—as a means of contextualising ideas, applying them to everyday lives, and reaching more-diverse audiences.
A trilogy of writers will draw on their own and others’ works to share writing and research techniques that deftly weave science facts into fictional storytelling.
Ashley Hay is a novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Peoples’ Choice, and the Bragg/UNSW Press...View Profile
Amanda Niehaus is a writer, scientist, and author of the acclaimed novel The Breeding Season—a story of love, loss, and resilience based on the reproductive biology of northern quolls. Her...View Profile
Dr Helen Marshall is a Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing at The University of Queensland. She has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson...View Profile
KRISSY KNEEN is the author of the best-selling memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, the Thomas Shapcott Award winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother and An Uncertain Grace,...View Profile
The Nucleus our brand new licensed bar will be open late afternoon and into the night.
Arrive early as there is limited capacity and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
All events at The Nucleus are general admission and as such seats cannot be reserved.
Where is The Nucleus?
The Nucleus, River Plaza, Queensland Cultural Centre is located near the entrance to the Queensland Art Gallery, Level 2, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane (on the grass next to the river).
Are you old enough?
This is a licensed venue so bring along your ID to show at the entry and at the bar. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Can I buy food?
Yes! The Nucleus will be offering light food options.
What if it’s raining?
The Nucleus is undercover but if in doubt check our website for any last minute changes.
This is an outdoor event and the World Science Festival Brisbane ensures that its venues are as physically accessible as possible. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. To discuss your individual needs and to book any access services, please contact us.
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