Authors North - Writing Science into Fiction

12 Oct 2019

The Society of Authors (SoA) are heading to Durham for their autumn Authors North event, for a day dedicated to science-focused and speculative fiction. Hear from authors, scientists and publishers offering industry insights and practical advice on research methods and developing the science in your work.

Featuring Comma’s founder and editor, Ra Page, and Comma author Sarah Schofield.


12th October

10.30 – 4.30

The Lecture Theatre, Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, DH1 4SZ


The day will be led by a host of speakers including author and computational neuroscientist Dr Emma Byrne, academic and science fiction fan Dr Will Slocombe, Commissioning Editor at Hodderscape Sam Bradbury, founder of Luna Press Publishing Francesca T. Barbini, and founder of Comma Press Ra Page. Author Sarah Schofield will discuss science and the short story, and scriptwriter Greg Buchanan and author and animator Niel Bushnell share advice for taking your work beyond the book.

Take part in a live pitching session (with a difference) and receive feedback on the science behind your work from authors and scientists, learn more about the publishing process from industry professionals and hone your creative approach to real world science and technology.

Lunch and refreshments are provided and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the day.

View the full programme and book your ticket here.

SoA member: £45 | Non-member: £55 | Students: £39

Tickets are on sale until midday 4 October. All prices are inclusive of VAT and include lunch and refreshments.