Science Made Marvellous – A celebration of science through poetry.

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Science Made Marvellous –  A celebration of science through poetry.

Time: August 17, 2010 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Dixson Room – State Library of NSW
Street: Macquarie Street
City/Town: Sydney
Event Type: reading, launch, discussion, panel
Organized By: Poets Union
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2011

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Event Description

The evening will launch Science Made Marvellous, three collections of poems curiously investigating the facts, themes and language of science, from both scientists and writers selected from with hundreds of poems submitted from all corners and all backgrounds.

Join a panel of scientists, writers and poets as they discuss the connections, overlaps and divergences between poetry and science. This year a national poetry project brings together a set of science poems to celebrate National Science Week.

There will be a discussion on the relationship between poetry and science with guests including Chris Winder, Professor of Toxicology, University of NSW; Paul Giles, Challis Professor of English at University of Sydney; poets Stephen Edgar, Emma Ballou and Tricia Dearborn.

Readings: There will be readings from the 3 Science Made Marvellous anthologies – Law and Impulse, Holding Patterns and Earthly Matters

Bookings: Please email: or phone the Bookings Officer on (02) 92731770.

And, for those who book early, a free copy of one of the anthologies. This is free event.

This event is part of a national project co-ordinated by the Poets Union and sponsored by National Science Week.

Via Poets Union

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