Williamstown Literary Festival
Willy Lit Fest
Interested in science, in art? Curious about comics, drawing, and how art and science can combine to tell great tales? Creativity, collaboration, comic style illustration, & sensational science come together with microbe mayhem and magnificent stories of scientific discovery. Great for young folk from around 9 up, teens, adults and anyone with a keen sense of curiosity!
Join Sarah L’Estrange as she wrangles a panel of wildly talented writers, illustrators and scientists who use the graphic novel and comic book style to bring science to life. Lorna Hendry and Bernard Caleo (How to Win a Nobel Prize written with Barry Marshall) together with Dr Gregory Crocetti and Ailsa Wild (The Invisible War – a Tale on Two Scales) will tell us and show us how they do it!
The Invisible War – a Tale on Two Scales. During WWI a war was waged on soldiers from both sides that was far more deadly than any military tactic.This indiscriminate killer slayed soldiers, nurses, victors and losers -- it was dysentery. The Invisible War delves into the battle between the body and the microbes that ran rife in trench warfare through the eyes of a nurse who went from carer to patient.
How to Win a Nobel Prize is a time-travel adventure for young budding scientists. Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize. She loves running her own science experiments at home. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all?
Saturday 16 June 12.00pm to 1.00pm -- Tickets at www.willylitfest.org.au