Putting science into fiction

From 2005, when Peter Normington and I set up SciTalk, I have given talks and run workshops encouraging creative writers to have the courage to try 'putting the science into fiction' - how to go about it, including finding topics, finding and visiting scientists, and using the SciTalk resource.

Talks and workshops have been run for PEN, Romantic Novelists' Association, Authors North, creative writing students at University of East Anglia, National Writing Academy, writers attending the Edinburgh, Oxford and Manchester Book /Literary Festivals, and for a variety of smaller writers' groups. Since handing SciTalk over to the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, I have continued to promote 'putting science into fiction' whenever possible.