Monday, 4 October 2010

ifsoflo conference: the amplified author in the local unlibrary


an ifsoflo event organized by if:book www.futureofthebook.org.uk 
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd at HORNSEY LIBRARY,
LONDON N8
This is a day of debate and practical workshops for writers, literature development workers, publishers, librararians, teachers and all those interested in how new media is changing the way we read, write, work and belong in our local community.
The conference will be hosted at the The Unlibrary - a new co-working space and writers' hub in Hornsey Library, North London, where local writers - from the emerging to the bestselling – can learn the skills they need to amplify their words and develop their writing through social networking and new media publishing.
> AWARD WINNING NOVELIST ANDREA LEVY ON WRITING LOCAL
> WORKSHOPS ON MAKING BOOKS, SELF PUBLISHING, BLOGGING MULTI PLATFORM
AND NEW MEDIA WRITING
> THE POWER OF LOCAL – DEBATE
> HOW CAN WRITERS WORK WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS TO ENCOURAGE FUTUREPOETS?

The Unlibrary is a collaboration between Haringey Libraries and
if:book, a think and do tank based in London exploring the potential of new media for creative readers and writers

THIS EVENT IS FREE
Places are very limited so BOOK NOW at http://unlibrary.eventbrite.com/
Please email chris@futureofthebook.org.uk if you want further information

THE PROGRAMME SO FAR 
  
10.00 - 10.30
Introduction:
The Amplified Author in the Local Unlibrary
10.30 - 11.00
Interview with ANDREA LEVY on being both a local and a global author

11.30-  1.30 
Workshops
Practical sessions on:
Writing for new media and multiple platforms
Self publishing - handmade and print on demand
Social networking skills for writers
Collaborative writing and publishing
Giles Lane of Proboscis: Ruth Franklin, Artist in Residence: Anna Lewis, Completelynovel.com; Alison Norrington, StoryCentralDigital.com; Pete Law, GeekCamp; Anke Holst, Unlibrarian;  Toni Le Busque, Digital artist; Sasha Hoare, Film maker         
          
Participants can attend each group for 30mins or stay with what interests them most – or even set up their own session.

1.30 - 2.30
LUNCH

2.30 – 3.30
Panel discussion: 
The Power of Local
With traditional models for publishing and bookselling in crisis, is there an opportunity to create a hub for writers at the Unlibrary that could help to publish and sell their work to a local, national and global audience?
GEORGE PALMER - Apples & Snakes, 
SHREELA GHOSH - Director of the Free Word Centre for Literature and Free Speech  
CHRIS MEADE - if:book and MORRSH Street Party 
3.30 - 3.45
TEA 

3.45
FUTUREPOETS 
Are schools failing to help young people be creative readers and writers for the digital age? 
Meet students and teachers from local schools to explore how they can work with local writers to create the digital writers of the future
(details to be confirmed)            

4.15 – 5.00
Presentation of work by local writers and digital artists of all ages  
CONCLUSIONS

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