Friday, 10 April 2015

Poetry machines Edinburgh International Science Festival #EdSciFest 15th April 2015

I have been spending an interesting day researching and inventing some poet&geek activities for my date at the Edinburgh International Science Festival next week.

Around about lunch time, I will be taking a quick look at poetry riddles, QR code poetry and how (and indeed whether) we can make poems using computers at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF. I am on the Grand Gallery stage for this pop-up event which is at 1pm and is free. So come and join in - children especially welcome.



Later on in the day I will be reading and talking about how science inspires my poetry at Summerhall. Being p&g, this will include otters, dye chemistry & blood - well certainly - circulation, how to get inside the Megget Dam without being James Bond and ecopoetry. All this and fabulous writers 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize winner Martin MacInnes and Lucy Ribchester (Simon & Schuster) too. This is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner event in collaboration with #EdSciFest.

This event is ticketed £8 and £6 concessions and starts at 8pm and takes place, appropriately enough, in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL. You can find more details and buy tickets here http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/the-science-of-storytelling.

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