Authors North - Writing Science into Fiction

Location: Durham
Address: The Lecture Theatre, Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, DH1 4SZ    
Event time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Do you get the science right when you write?

Event details

Forensics or ballistics. Climate change, surveillance or nanotechnology. How far will you go to get the science right when you write?

Join us in Durham for our autumn Authors North event for a day dedicated to the physics, chemistry and biology of your work – whether you write crime, drama or intergalactic space opera, or you simply want to ground your characters in a more authentic world. Hear from authors, scientists and publishers offering industry insights and practical advice on research methods and developing the science in your work.

We’ll be joined by a host of speakers including author and computational neuroscientist Dr Emma Byrne, academic and science fiction fan Dr Will Slocombe, Commissioning Editor at Hodderscape Sam Bradbury, founder of Luna Press Publishing Francesca T. Barbini, and founder of Comma Press Ra Page. Author Sarah Schofield will discuss science and the short story, and scriptwriter Greg Buchanan and author and animator Niel Bushnell share advice for taking your work beyond the book.

Take part in our live pitching session (with a difference) and receive feedback on the science behind your work from authors and scientists, learn more about the publishing process from industry professionals and hone your creative approach to real world science and technology.

Need inspiration for your pitch? Take a look this selection of real world headlines about how science and technology can influence society and alter behaviour!

Lunch and refreshments are provided and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the day.

View the full programme and book your ticket here. 

SoA member: £45 | Non-member: £55 | Students: £39

Tickets are on sale until midday 4 October. All prices are inclusive of VAT and include lunch and refreshments.

Please contact us with any queries.