Science in Creative Writing 2016-17: Powers of Nature

This stratovolcano with a lava dome is located in western Java. Its first eruption in 1822 produced a 22-km-long mudflow that killed 4,000 people. The second eruption in 1894 caused extensive property loss. The photo depicts a spectacular view of lightning strikes during a third eruption on December 3, 1982, which resulted in 68 deaths. A fourth eruption occurred in 1984. Photo Credit: NOAA/R Hadian

Welcome to the pages for the ‘Powers of Nature’ creative writing competition.

Here you’ll find resources and exercises based on the exciting research in science and literature carried out at the University of Liverpool, which we hope will inspire you to come up with some excellent poems, stories and descriptive passages.

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