Space & Storytelling: An evening of astrophysics and creative writing

Space & Storytelling: An evening of astrophysics and creative writing

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/04/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Hennings Room 202
6224 Agricultural Road, VANCOUVER, British Columbia

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Join astrophysicist / writer Elizabeth Tasker & young adult (YA) novelist Ria Voros as they share how discoveries of new worlds help tell stories of family.

Curiosity Collider is co-hosting a special evening event with authors Ria Voros and Elizabeth Tasker. Ria and Elizabeth seem to be authors of a very different type: Ria is a YA novelist, while Elizabeth is an astrophysicist who writes popular science. The two authors will discuss how they came to work together unexpectedly through Ria’s novel. Ria will explain the process and research for her novel, The Centre of the Universe, and how the use of space metaphors help explain relationships between the characters. Elizabeth will then cast a scientific eye over these same metaphors, before moving on to talk in more depth about her own research and book, The Planet Factory

Book signing to follow immediately after the event. UBC Bookstore will be on site with both Ria and Elizabeth’s books. Head to the Facebook event page – let us know you are coming and share this event with others! This event is presented by UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy and Curiosity Collider.

Ria Voros is a YA author whose latest novel, The Centre of the Universe, explores the relationship between mothers and daughters and also explores a teen’s passion for astronomy. Ria has an MFA in creative writing from UBC and her books have been nominated for several awards across the country. She writes, teaches and lives in Victoria.


Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist at Japan’s national space agency, JAXA. Her research uses computer models to explore how stars and planets form. She is a keen science communicator, writing principally about planets and space missions for publications that have included Scientific American, Astronomy Magazine and Room, and she is a regular feature writer for the NASA NExSS ‘Many Worlds’ online column. Her popular science book, The Planet Factory, comes out in paperback in Canada this April.

 

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