San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“If the 20th century was about the quest for knowledge, the 21st century is about experience” Dawn of the Unread
Whether we like it or not, digital is changing our experience of reading and our understanding of literature. No longer limited by the confines of the physical page, writers can now present content across media platforms as well as offer multiple narrative paths into the text to suit the needs of every type of reader. In this talk James Walker will discuss four of his digital storytelling projects, two of which are in development at the moment: The Sillitoe Trail; Dawn of the Unread; Untold Stories; DH Lawrence Memory Theatre. The talk will give an insight into issues involved in putting together a digital storytelling project: audience, partnerships, funding, narrative, platforms, creative 'production line'. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and the opportunity to discuss your own ideas for digital projects.
About: James is the Literature Editor of LeftLion and a Director of Nottingham’s bid to be accredited as a UNESCO City of Literature. He is a former director of the Festival of Words (2012 -14) and Chair of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio (2012 -15). In between freelancing for various literary magazines he is a senior lecturer in digital humanities at Nottingham Trent University. www.dawnoftheunread.com