ONLINE WORKSHOP: Using Science as Your Muse

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A portrait of Leah Kaminsky, a woman with medium peach skin and curly blonde hair. She is seated beside a river

A portrait of Leah Kaminsky
24 October 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Leah Kaminsky
Did you know grasshoppers have ears on their belly, or that scallops have 200 eyes? The world of science is filled with so many weird and wonderful discoveries. We will explore how you can use science as a wellspring for your creativity and generate original, unique ideas to strengthen your own writing. Join me on a journey across galaxies and climb into worm holes, or just have fun finding out why it is impossible to hum while holding your nose. You don’t need to know a thing about science to benefit from the bounty it can bring to your work.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You will learn:

  •  how science can fuel your creativity in unexpected ways
  • how to generate fresh language
  • how to merge scientific knowledge with creative writing
  • practical skills to generate fresh and wonderful writing
  • how your muse can hide in hitherto unexplored places

Bring along a notebook and pen or laptop, an open mind and a sense of adventure.

About Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky is a physician and writer. She won the Voss Literary Prize for her debut novel, The Waiting Room. Other books include Animals Make Us Human, The Hollow Bones, We’re all Going to Die, Cracking the Code and Stitching Things Together. She has written for BBC Future, SBS Online, Monocle, Huff Po, SMH, The Age, Creative Nonfiction & Griffith Review. She holds an MFA in creative writing from VCFA. (

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If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 03 90947840
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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