06 Jun Event invitation: ‘Writers on the Reef: Where art meets science’
4.30- 6pm, Thursday 16th June, in person or online
Keen to witness the amazing things that can happen when art meets science here in Tropical North Queensland? Please join us in person or online at 4:30pm on Thursday June 16 to hear from the 6 writers who’ve had the privilege of engaging in the first ever writing-on-the-reef residency from June 11-17 at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Cleveland Bay. And please do invite friends and students.
You are invited to join six emerging and award-winning writers for a panel discussion on storytelling’s relationship with science.
This free event is the closing evening of the first Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS) writers residency held in partnership with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
At this session the writers will share their reflections on the week-long residency and participate in a Q&A with the audience.
Choose to attend in person at JCU Townsville or online via Zoom, registrations essential.
Our writers include:
- Claire Corbett
Author of Watch Over Me (2017) & When We Have Wings (2012)
- Stacy Gougoulis
Host of Triple J’s Weekend Breakfast
- Eliza Henry-James
Author of In the Quiet (2015), Ache (2017) and the young adult novels P is for Pearl (2018) and How to Grow a Family Tree (2020)
- Jock Serong
Author of five novels including On the Java Ridge, winner the 2018 FALS Roderick Literary Award
- Maria Takolander
Prize-winning fiction writer and poet. Her most recent book of poems, Trigger Warning, won the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.
- Jessica White
Jessica White is the award-winning author of the novels A Curious Intimacy and Entitlement, and a hybrid memoir about deafness, Hearing Maud.
Please see the following link to register: https://www.jcu.edu.au/foundation-for-australian-literary-studies/news/event-writers-on-the-reef-where-art-meets-science