• Hayley McGrath

Join Cristy Burne for a fast paced funny workshop May 18

Updated: May 19


This fast-paced and funny workshop looks at how science and innovation can inspire creative writing. From fatbergs and hoverboards to bolus and syzygies, fire up your imaginations and share your ideas with the ever-effervescent science writer and children’s author, Cristy Burne.


This workshop is now available here to view (video will expire 18/6/2020)


Cristy Burne grew up climbing trees, jumping drains, chasing runaway cows and inventing stories. She has a passion for STEM and STEAM, loves learning through doing, and aims to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers.

Cristy Burne is a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, was a regular contributor to Crinkling News and Double Helix mag for kids/teens, and has worked as a travelling performer in the Shell Questacon Science Circus. She still writes for…loads of places.

Cristy has worked as a science writer at CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in the US, Scitech in Perth and even a year in Japan at a biotech patent law firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology, plus a Grad Dip in Science Communication, and a Masters in Professional Communication.

Her books are published in three languages. Her latest book is To The Lighthouse, out with Fremantle Press in 2017. Off The Track and Zeroes and Ones are published in 2018. Visit www.cristyburne.com for more information.

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