It's 1886, two young boys disappear in the Sounds. Their brother Ern, faced with a problem to which no solution can be found, turns to his laboratory – and to the smell of salt, soft voices in his ear, wet footprints welling seawater in the darkness.

Bookings required. 

Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. She's sold close to 50 short stories, won three Sir Julius Vogel awards and was the 2020 writer in residence at Massey University.

Octavia is a 2020 Arts Centre Creative Resident.

Visit the Arts Centre website for information about a science and science fiction writing workshop with Octavia Cade.