Date for your diaries! - Our next Festival is 11-18 February 2023

Beasts of the Future Wild - Creative Writing Workshop

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Image of a peppered moth with black and white patterned wings

11am - 1pm: Waterloo Park

Workshop Satellite Event Norwich Nature & Environment Under £10
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  • Refreshments

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HX

Explore a future full of wild surprises in this creative writing workshop.

How might our much-loved animals adapt to the landscapes of the future? How might traditional nature writers, in all their curiosity and wonder, investigate? In this playful creative writing workshop, you will explore a future full of wild surprises with UEA lecturers Jos Smith and Hetty Saunders.

The world is constantly evolving. Organisms are undergoing radical biological change all around us. From the coloration of the peppered moth to the skull-shape of the urban fox to the genetic variation of mosquitos living on different London Underground lines, life adapts. 

Evolutionary biologist Rob Dunn even suggests that human environments are driving the evolution of animals disproportionately fast. In this informal workshop we will attempt to keep pace, using science, literature, and the imagination to explore the beasts of the future wild.

No expertise required, just a willingness to play and imagine. All welcome, ages 15+ recommended. Stationery and resources provided. 

Cost: £6 (concessions £4) 
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Please meet at the Norwich Science Festival/Forum tent outside The Feed cafe in Waterloo Park 10 minutes before workshop start time.

This workshop is enabled by the AHRC-funded project ‘Speculative Nature Writing: Feeling for the Future’ based in UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.



Organiser details: University of East Anglia