Events

READING EXPERIMENT

 

We’ve got lots of interesting people lined up to help us explore the worlds of words and science. At the Author Events, come and listen to the talent and thoughts of local writers, then join in the discussion afterwards. The writing workshops range from suitable for very young children, to teens and adults, so there is something for everyone. Read on…

Evening Events for Adults and Teens

 

Ken MacLeod: Science in Science Fiction

Friday 10th October, 7:30pm, Mayfield Library, £2

Do Science Fiction writers always get their science right? And do they need to? Ken McLeod is a local author whose well-known works include the Fall Revolution series which began with The Star Fraction. He was also a friend of the late, great Iain M. Banks, whose science fiction is revered for its far-reaching breadth of vision. Here he will be discussing the use of science in the fiction of their books, and how they tried to make it as accurate as not-yet-invented technology can be.

For more details and to book tickets please visit the event page here

Michael Davenport and the Tyne & Esk Writers Group: The Poetry of Science

Wednesday 15th October, 7:30pm, Dalkeith Library, Free event

Join the writers group as they read some unusual poems on the theme of science, but often with extra hidden gems of truth as well. From underwater worlds to the smell of a school chemistry lab, the poems are vehicles for the imagination.

For more details and to book tickets please visit the event page here

 

Writing Workshops

 

Word Potions (5-8 yrs)

Tuesday 14th October, 2pm, Loanhead Library, £2

Join Stephanie Taylor and stir up some words in a fizzy potion to create a fun science poem, song, acrostix or anything else you like.

For more details and to book tickets please visit the event page here

 

Fantastic Science Stories (8-11 yrs)

Thursday 16th October, 2pm, Danderhall Library, £3

With scientist and writer Mhairi Stewart, and graphic artist Gary Erskine, you’ll be writing your own fascinating story using a clever grid method to mix up your science, characters and surroundings.

For more details and to book tickets please visit the event page here

 

Weird Points of View (12 yrs to adult)

Thursday 16th October, 3:30pm, Danderhall Library, £3

With scientist and writer Mhairi Stewart, and graphic artist Gary Erskine, this workshop will be covering storyboarding- writing and drawing ideas out in a format suitable for film- from unusual points of view. A malaria parasite trying to survive in a human host, or the road feeling the cars travelling along itself; there are many sides to a story, and we will be illustrating that here.

For more details and to book tickets please visit the event page here