8-10 November, 2019 State Theatre Centre of Western Australia


Quantum Words Perth

is Western Australia’s first writers festival dedicated specifically to writing about science, creativity and the spaces in which they intersect.

The Festival, to be held at the State Theatre Centre from 8 to 10 November, will bring together outstanding thinkers, scientists and creators from across Australia and overseas to engage in conversations about the ways in which we come to understand ourselves, our world, and the expansive universe we live within.

Presented by Writing WA in association with Writing NSW, Quantum Words Perth will delve into everything from climate change to orangutan protection, water, “alternative facts”, and Indigenous knowledge.

We hope you will join with us in starting some new conversations.

Program & Events

Public Performances – ON SALE NOW!
Direct from off-Broadway, New York-based rap artist and playwright Baba Brinkman, best known for his “Rap Guide” science-based hip hop albums and theatre shows, will be performing his Rap Guide to Evolution and Rap Guide to Consciousness for Quantum Words Perth.  Both shows are for one night only!

Panels and Discussions
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November will feature a series of panels and one-to-one conversations with outstanding thinkers, scientists and creators from across Australia and overseas.

Schools Program
Throughout the day, Friday 8 November the festival will offer school groups the opportunity to attend public performances and individual presentations, in addition to hearing from a range of scientists, creatives and science writers about their Cool Jobs.

Family and Children’s Events
Across the weekend, families and children will have the opportunity to participate in a range of free events guaranteed to bring science, creativity and wonder into the lives of all.



Quantum Words Perth is presented by Writing WA in association with Writing NSW.


Quantum Words Perth is made possible thanks to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Lotterywest, State Theatre Centre, Boffins Books, Alex Hotel, and the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia.

Direct from off-Broadway

Tickets for Baba Brinkman on sale now!

Purchase tickets to Rap Guide to Evolution here Purchase tickets to Rap Guide to Consciousness here