Botanica Lumina - SCI-FI Writing for Teens: Walk and Workshop


Tue Jan 18 2022 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Adelaide Botanic Garden | Adelaide, SA

Botanica Lumina - SCI-FI Writing for Teens: Walk and Workshop
Bestselling author Sean Williams will guide you through character and story creation, drawing on inspiration found around us.
About this Event

Fans of the fantastic don’t need movies to meet just need to spend some time among the strange and fabulous world of Adelaide Botanic Garden!

In this workshop for teenagers, bestselling author Sean Williams will guide you through character and story creation, drawing on the inspiration we find all around us.

Because nature has come up with anything we can imagine already... times a thousand. It’s a jungle out there, literally!

Learn how to dream up a story with a beginning, middle and an end and turn it into a science fiction book with futuristic, space or extraterrestrial themes.

Explore the garden, the exhibit and with the author, then turn your ideas into your own original story.

About Sean:

Sean Williams is a multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author for readers of all ages. His work includes series, novels, short stories and poems that have been translated into multiple languages for readers around the world.

His most recent novels Impossible Music and Her Perilous Mansion are Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books. When not exploring far-off places like Antarctica or Ireland, he lives in Adelaide and teaches creative writing at Flinders University.

The workshop is led by a Writers SA writer.

Tickets: $25 per person. We will have your details at the gate when you arrive.

Age suitability: Teenagers 13-17 years. Parents/carers do not need to stay but are welcome to attend with their child. Ticket required for teen only.

Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Time:10:00am to 12:00pm

Where to go: Entry to the event is via the Friends' Gate only, at Adelaide Botanic Garden on Plane Tree Drive. Please arrive 10mins before your designated session time above, and check in with staff when you arrive.

What to bring: Note book and pen, BYO drinks and snacks if you like (refreshments also available at the kiosk and café).

Parking/Facilities: Ticketed parking is available on Plane Tree Drive near the Friends' Gate. Toilets and change tables available in the Garden.

Weather Policy: Please dress for the weather and bring hats/sunscreen or umbrellas as necessary. The tour will go ahead even if wet, and will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. We will notify you prior to the event if it is cancelled and reschedule the event. Refunds are not available for change of mind and will only apply if the event is cancelled or you are not available to attend the rescheduled event.

Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible.

COVID-safe planning:

Please remember to:

- See our staff to check-in when you arrive at the Workshop.

- Maintain 1.5m social distance between others.

- Practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available.

- Wearing of face masks is mandatory for people 12 years and older.

- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.

More information can be found here

We Look forward to seeing you there.

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Where is it happening?

Adelaide Botanic Garden, Friends' Gate, Adelaide, Australia

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AUD 25.00

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Host or Publisher Adelaide Botanic Garden

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