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Cristy Burne

Cristy loves chocolate. And science. And writing. And laughing.


Science and creativity

Learn to weave scientific facts into your fiction in this hands-on writing and plotting adventure. Science writer and children’s author Cristy Burne shares her contagious passion for science and technology in this fast and funny creative writing workshop.

Cristy Burne

45 Minute Program

Children’s author and science writer Cristy Burne has worked as a science communicator for nearly 20 years across Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, US, South Africa and beyond.

Cristy has degrees in biotechnology and science communication. She has performed in a science circus, worked as a garbage analyst, and was a reporter at CERN when they turned on the Large Hadron Collider. Her books have been published in three languages across six countries.

Cristy’s favourite job is working to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity. Cristy has a passion for learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. And she also loves chocolate.


Laugh and create and learn:

  • How non-fiction can be even more fantastical and fun than fiction
  • How to harness STEM to add fuel to the creative process
  • How to link science and technology with arts and language in your creative pursuits

Check out Cristy online:

The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob

Zeroes and Ones

Takeshita Demons: The Filth Licker

To the Lighthouse

Aussie Stem Star: Fiona Wood

Takeshita Demons

Off the Track