Tuesday, 31 March 2009

if:book goes to Oxford

The Book is Dead: Long Live the Book

Friday, 3rd APRIL

Chris Meade, Kate Pullinger and Bryan Appleyard
6pm McKenna Room, Christ Church £7.00

Is literature as we know it really moving from printed page to networked screen – or is this just hype? Our panel will examine the impact of the internet (the ‘read/write web’), and other new media on the book. It will debate whether fiction is becoming interactive, collaborative and non-linear, and how new technologies such as e-readers and print-on-demand machines are changing the way we read, write and consume literature. Panellists include Sunday Times' critic Brian Appleyard, Chris Meade, former director of the Book Trust, now director of If:Book, a ‘think and do tank’ exploring the impact of new media on reading and writing, and writer Kate Pullinger, whose novels include A Little Stranger and www.inanimatealice.com, a multimedia graphic novel in episodes. Chaired by Lucy Atkins.

AND on SATURDAY 4TH APRIL, JESUS COLLEGE OXFORD, Chris is speaking at
THE READERS VOICE - A CONFERENCE FOR READING GROUPS

http://thereadersvoice.googlepages.com/home

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