A-Z of Science Writing with Peter Spinks
$135 – $175
A-Z of Science Writing with Peter Spinks

A-Z of Science Writing with Peter Spinks

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Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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A-Z of Science Writing

Fairfax's science columnist Peter Spinks shares his checklist of things to do before, during and after writing popular science articles or features. Topics covered include key research facts, sourcing ideas, media priorities, vetting articles, the production process, fairness and accuracy. Peter will also give you his tips on formulaic writing and improving grammar, punctuation and style. The workshop includes short writing exercises with feedback and instruction.

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A workshop for science writers

More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here

About Peter Spinks

Peter Spinks has broadcast and written for media organisations including Fairfax, the BBC, The Guardian and Observer newspapers and New Scientist. He holds a master's degree in research psychology and has published in international academic journals. He has delivered numerous science communication workshops to universities and organisations around Australia.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at: qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at qldwriters@qwc.asn.au



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