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  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Northbridge Australia (map)

Facilitators: Josephine Newman & Maddie Godfrey

Science fiction is a form of storytelling that encourages a departure from the real. Join writers Josephine Newman and Maddie Godfrey as they define science fiction, explore storytelling and guide you in creating your own literary masterpieces.

Please bring your pen, paper, and your weirdest ideas.

Moonboorli (Beyond) takes place on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar nation. Propel Youth Arts WA acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


When: Saturday 10 August, 2.30 - 5pm
Where: Pilbara Room, State Library of WA

This workshop is recommended for ages 16 - 26

About the facilitators

Josephine Newman is a writer and science communicator based in Perth. She received her BA (Hons) in Creative Writing in 2019 from Curtin University, after graduating from a BA and BSc double degree in Professional Writing and Publishing and Environmental Biology, also from Curtin, in 2018.

Maddie Godfrey is a writer, poet and educator who aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 23, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival. Maddie's work has been internationally published, and they are currently completing a PhD at Curtin University.

About Moonboorli (Beyond)

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, Moonboorli (Beyond) is a new youth-focused program of free events celebrating science through culture, ideas, knowledge and storytelling, taking place at the State Library of WA on Saturday 10 August.

Get involved and experience science in creative and unexpected ways through a day-long program of presentations, workshops, performances, installations, activities, and showcases of the latest scientific developments. This is your chance to meet people who can change the world and learn how you can make an impact of your own.

We respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Dr Noel Nannup, Madjital Moorna, and Koondarm, to the development of the name and theme for this event. We are grateful for the knowledge we have gained by consulting with these groups and Elders.

Moonboorli (Beyond) is a National Science Week WA Co-ordinating Committee initiative and is supported by the Australian Government through Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and an opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August. Find out more at

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