The Quantum Words Perth 2022 program has launched!
Writing WA, in association with Writing NSW, is thrilled to reveal the incredible line-up of talent and events that will transform hearts and minds from 16-18 September in Perth.
More than 40 exciting writers and thinkers from around Australia will kick take part in over 20 events across three days, stimulating conversations and fresh ideas at the intersection of science, creativity and wonder.
A truly unique think tank
In just its second year, this unique writers’ festival has attracted an extraordinary mix of fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, scientists, science communicators and journalists, ensuring a captivating range of conversations across a host of fascinating topics.
From environmental threats and conspiracy theories through to the purpose of art and the future of fornication, there are events to suit every palate and persuasion. And every age group is catered for, with separate programs for schools, families and the general public.
Presenters include renowned author Bruce Pascoe, former NSW Fire Commissioner Greg Mullins, planetary scientist Phil Bland, psychiatrist Helen Milroy and authors James Bradley, Jennifer Mills and Michelle Johnston, among many more.
One special event at the WA Museum will see artist Oron Catts reveal what he discovered when tracing the physical evidence of Frankenstein’s story.
“As the first Quantum Words Perth demonstrated in 2019, we can expect some incredibly rich, important and highly accessible discussions to come out of this unique event,” Writing WA CEO Sharon Flindell said.
“When poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers share a stage with science professionals, journalists and science communicators, extraordinary conversations can occur.
“The 2022 program really is so exciting – jam-packed with sessions and events that will both entertain and inspire.”