So very looking forward to a few days of exciting events in the UK. It all starts on Saturday, 14 July, with ShortStoryVille, a celebration of the short story sponsored by the organizers of the Bristol Short Story Prize. (For more on these events, check out this interview with the event’s coordinator and short story champion Joe Melia.) I am honored to be moderating a panel on the short story in the digital age, and will be sharing the stage with Ra Page of Comma Press, Bea Moyes of Ether Books, and Dan Franklin from Random House.
Monday, 16 July through Wednesday, 18 July, Bath Spa University is hosting the first MIX: A Conference Exploring Transmedia Writing & Digital Creativity. Philip Hartigan and I will be giving a workshop on pursuing the narrative in a digital age, and Philip will also be presenting from his multi-media art exhibit The Lucerne Project.
And although it is raining, raining, raining and raining in the UK (and chilly) we are so looking forward to something other than extra hot days spent in the false coolness of air-conditioned rooms.
More on all of this after the fact. And if we see Mitt Romney over there and his multi-million dollar Olympic dressage horse (for which he is allowed more in tax breaks than the average American family makes in a year) we will be sure to say hi to him for you. Or something. We will say something.
→As always, thanks for reading! -PMc←