Are scientists storytellers?

Are scientists storytellers? Does science play a role in story telling? Could storytellers be scientists? Drawing on her experience of both science research and the literary world, Jeannie-Marie will explore these questions and offer her insights into the commonalities of observation, imagination and creation.

A talk by Jeannie-Marie LeRoi BSc, MSc, Grad Dip SciComm

 on Saturday 26 November at 11am in the

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Hotel, Murray Street Hobart

Jeannie-Marie has a background in marine research and science communication, and is currently the Manager of Community and Student Engagement for the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology at UTAS. Her role includes developing, implementing and promoting a range of science engagement programs for school students, teachers and the wider community

Jeannie-Marie was the volunteer chair of the National Science Week State Co-ordinating Committee for 15 years, and is now involved in Inspiring Australia programs to increase community engagement in science. She previously developed innovative science arts programs, such as Double Helix Drama science theatre and Science in Salamanca.

Jeannie-Marie has been writing ever since she can remember. She has written numerous poems for personal pleasure and publication, and has several plays housed at the Australian Script Centre. She has self-published two books as well as co-authored a technical volume on Australian phytoplankton.


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Nella Pickup, Secretary

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Tasmanian Branch) Inc.
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