IOCT Salon: Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase

Wednesday 18th June 2008, 5.30pm - 7.15pm (doors open at 5.00pm for drinks)


at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (see http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm for map and directions)

This event is free of charge and open to the public, however places are limited - email cjoseph [at] dmu.ac.uk to reserve a seat.

The Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University is 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:

Claudia Cragg


"If you build it, they will come". To what extent does this apply to Facebook and MySpace sites and, if no one comes, just exactly what can you do about it? Claudia will discuss this and other questions in relation to her Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) Lab research Participatory Media project ( http://108presentsforsuu.googlepages.com/home ).

Toni Le Busque


Miffy Johnston's Toenails and Other Stories - a combination of fiction and non fiction 100 word stories using Sophie ( http://www.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.

Chris Meade


Presenting his work drumming - becoming - forgetting ( www.drummingandme.blogspot.com ), a 'blunder... a cross between a weblog, a ponder, a wander through time and a http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifterrible mistake." This one is about the role of percussion in his life.

Kirsty McGill

Discussing her ongoing project to develop a next-generation rich-media tour for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

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 Love NY'.

Mags Treanor

A spoken word performance by the Featured Reader at the 2006 Over The Edge Open Reading and 2007 CĂșirt Festival/Over The Edge Showcase writer.

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.

Applications for entry in Autumn 2008 are currently being considered. http://www.dmu.ac.uk/faculties/humanities/pg/ma/cwnm.jsp

Course Website: http://www.creativewritingandnewmedia.com


The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph ( http://www.chrisjoseph.org ), Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University. This residency is funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.

For further information about the IOCT Salon please email Chris: info /at/ ioctsalon.com . To be notified of future events please join the mailing list on the Salon website.

The IOCT Salon is held at and staged by De Montfort University and the Insitute of Creative Technologies, and is supported by Arts Council England and the Literature Development Network.

IOCT http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk
IOCT Salon http://www.ioctsalon.com/


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