13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
This event will be the launch of a new collection of short stories by Comma Press in their influential science into fiction series. This particular volume will be produced in collaboration with staff from Newcastle University, both creative writers and scientists. The format is that each story is prefaced by a short piece by a scientist, setting out the idea or theory th story has developed from. In this case the anthology will explore 'thought experiments', with fictional protagonists encountering a thought-experiment from science and then thinking about or inhabiting metatphorical parallesl in their own human drama. The event would include readings and discussions by writers and scientists about the issues. The overall aim is to promote a wider understanding of the nature, methodologies and perception of science, and to produce an increased awareness of it as a creative endeavout.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
It draws on wrters ab=nd scientists from Newcastle University