Brisbane Writers Festival 3rd & 4th September 2010

This year, BrisScience is again partnering with the Brisbane Writers Festival to bring exciting authors to Brisbane. We are involved in two fantastic sessions:

Join us on Friday the 3rd of September  for an exclusive evening where international writers Louise Doughty, Jostein Gaarder and Simon Winchester join BrisScience’s Joel Gilmore for discussions from philosophy to drama to the life story of the Atlantic ocean.

Louise Doughty is a novelist, playwright and critic who has also published a how-to guide: A Novel in a Year, Jostein Gaarder is the best-selling author of Sophie’s World, and his latest novel, The Castle in the Pyrenees, is about love, consciousness and ideas, while Simon Winchester studied geology and now presents science and history through engaging, dramatised novels. Guaranteed to be an a fascinating and engaging session, with lots of time for audience interaction.

S62 Friday 3 September
7.00 – 8.30pm Auditorium 1, SLQ
Visiting Writer Evening Two: An exclusive evening with international writers: Louise Doughty, Simon Winchester and Jostein Gaarder
Tickets: $30, via Qtix

Then on the morning of Saturday the 4th of September we have reserved 60 front row seats for a great session with Robyn Williams interviewing Marcelo Gleiser, a professor of both physics and natural philosophy.

Marcelo Gleiser has a theory that there is no theory of everything, because the universe is, in fact, driven by the fissures in the fabric. The universe, it appears, is gloriously messy. Marcelo discusses his ideas and how he communicates them with Robyn Williams.

This is a free event, but is expected to fill up fast. So, BrisScience has 60 of the best seats reserved. To RSVP please click here – first in best dressed, max two per person! (But if you reserve them – we expect you to come, otherwise other people miss out!)  (Allocation exhausted)

S71 Saturday 4 September,
10 – 11am, the Breezeway Stage
Creative Science Theories: Understood
Marcelo Gleiser

These are just a few fantastic events on offer at the festival this year – why not check out Jostein Gaarder speaking on Science vs Philosophy (Thursday 2pm) or the fantastic Norman Doidge speaking on neuroplasticity and our amazing brain (various sessions, including Saturday at 4pm and Thursday at 9:45am).

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