Please note that booking is required for this event.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01223 330906
Where: The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge.
When: Saturday 30 October 2010, 10am – 2pm with lunch break from 12-1.
This event is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
How did a history of science museum end up with a case of hand-blown glass models…of fungus? Come find out!
Writers are invited to look, listen, and write in a workshop which will include a talk on the history of the glass fungi models on display in the Whipple Museum, a discussion on mushrooms in medicine, and a collection of poetry about mushrooms.
- 10:00-10:30: Introductions; Kelley Swain, writer-in-residence at the Whipple, will lead a reading and discussion of samples of mushroom poetry. (Guests will each receive a packet of collected mushroom poetry)
- 10:30 - 11:00: PhD student Ruth Horry will give a short talk on the display of glass fungi
- 11:00-11:30: Time for discussion, writing, and examining the glass fungi models.
- 11:30-12:00: Reconvene for short talk by Dr. Richard Barnett on mushrooms in medicine.
- 12:00-1:00: Break for lunch.
- 1:00-1:30: Time for discussion, writing. Real mushrooms will be available as writing prompts.
- 1:30-1:50: Those who wish to share what they have written will be invited to do so.
- 1:50-2:00: Feedback forms!