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Writing For Science Workshop With Dave Armstrong

  • Science New Zealand 86 Lambton Quay Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Join award-winning writer Dave Armstrong for a two-hour session that will help you hone your writing style and refresh your approach to your work. In this SCANZ workshop you will learn:

-Techniques that will improve your delivery of important information
-How to engage your audience.

Science New Zealand, 86 Lambton Quay Wellington

SCANZ members $60 + gst
Non members$90 + gst

About The Presenter

Dave has run the popular Writing for Science class at Victoria University in Wellington for the last five years and is a Dominion Post columnist and a playwright. He won the fiction category of the 2008 Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing and was a judge for the same prize in 2010. Dave has worked as a museum consultant and writer for a number of science-based exhibitions with topics including earthquakes, light, poisonous creatures, oceans, navigation, geography, mining and sustainability, thermal energy and sunlight. He has written for educational science publications, and for the children's TV science show Q. He co-wrote, with Dr Hamish Campbell, an episode about mass extinctions for the Radio NZ science series In the Goldilocks Zone.

Dave has written extensively for stage and stage. He has won Best New New Zealand Play three times at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for The Tutor, Niu Sila andwhere we once belonged (with Sia Figiel). Dave’s other plays include Kings of the GymThe Motor CampThe TutorLe Sud, Kia Ora Khalid, Rita and Douglas, and Magnolia Street. Dave’s television credits include Hope and WireBillySpies and Lies, and Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.