Along with Kate Pullinger, I devised and teach the Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, designed for writers interested in experimenting with new formats and exploring the potential of new technologies in their writing. This first annual CWNM Salon is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best work from the first two years of the course with installations and talks from the following authors:
Chris Meade Presenting his work drumming - becoming - forgetting ( drummingandme.blogspot.com ), a 'blunder... a cross between a weblog, a ponder, a wander through time and a terrible mistake." This one is about the role of percussion in his life.
Toni Le Busque
Miffy Johnston's Toenails and Other Stories - a combination of fiction and non fiction 100 word stories using Sophie ( sophieproject.org ), an open-source platform for writing and reading rich media documents in a networked environment, created by The Institute for the Future of the Book.
Kirsty McGill Discussing her ongoing project to develop a next-generation rich-media tour for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.
Christine Wilks Fitting the Pattern: or being a dressmaker's daughter - a memoir in pieces (embroidered) Cutting through the memories, stitching up the fabrications, pinning down the facts, unpicking the past... An interactive memoir, created in Flash, exploring aspects of my relationship with my dressmaking mother.
Alison Norrington Showcasing Staying Single, Alison's first cross-media work of fictional blogging which gave readers a variety of ways to engage, participate with and receive the story, including fragmented chapters emailed to subscribers, SMS alerts through Twitter, mini documentaries of real-life stories, meet-ups in Second Life and Machinima films. She will also offer a sneak-preview of her plans for her second cross-media fiction I ♥ NY.
There's also a essay by Jess Laccetti, specially written to accompany the event. Download CWNMbrochure2008.pdf