Writers today are engaged in groundbreaking interactions between art and science. A diverse range of women writers working across genres and media present innovative projects that take on physics, cosmology, neuroscience, and environmental science. They present their work and create compelling questions for discussion: what transpires when writers take on scientific disciplines in all their demanding complexity and precision? How does science change writing? How does writing change science?


Jeanne Heuving is a scholar and creative writer. She has published four critical books and three cross genre books. She is a professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science at University of Washington Bothell and is the 2022 Judith E Wilson Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University UK.

Rae Armantrout has published fifteen books including Finalists, Versed—which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award—and Entanglements: poems in conversation with physics. At UCSD she co-created the Poetry for Physicists course. She has also collaborated on AI generated poems.

Dr. Madhur Anand is the author of two highly acclaimed books of poetry and an experimental nonfiction book that won the 2020 Governor General's Literary award. She is a full professor of ecology and sustainability and the inaugural director of the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research.

Amy Catanzano is the author of three books of poetry and fiction, essays on poetry and science, and multimodal poetry projects that engage with physics. Recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry and other honors, she's an associate professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Redell Olsen is a poet and visual artist whose work includes book works, performance, and film. Winner of the DARE Arts Prize 2021, her collaborations include work with radar scientists, entomologists and opera singers. She is a professor in poetry and poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Period10 Mar 2023
Event titleAssociation of Writers and Writing Programs
Event typeConference
LocationSeattle, United States, WashingtonShow on map


  • art and science
  • poetry
  • radar
  • data
  • climate