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Interactive Writing Workshop with Maya Chowdhry

Dates and times: Saturday 23 May, 3-5pm and Saturday 30 May, 3-5pm
Price: Free
Venue: Online (Zoom; details to be confirmed after booking)
Booking: Please email adam@peepaltreepress.com to book your place (or book via Eventbrite)
Inscribe supports writers of African and Asian descent in the UK.

Suitable for all writers — whether you want to create interactive work or use digital tools to stretch your imagination and take your writing to new places.

What is interactive writing? It is where the audience interact with a story or poem online.

Using simple digital tools, we will create text, sound, photo and video that can be woven to create an interactive story or a poem.

The workshop will be in two parts:

In part A we w

ill explore examples of interactive writing by writers such as J. R. Carpenter, Kate Pullinger and Andy Campbell. We will then explore a range of methods for generating and creating interactive writing from idea to content generation.

We will learn how to create the digital material, such as sound and video, using simple tools already on your smartphone. We will use this material to create an interactive story or a poem using Twine. Twine is an online open-source tool for telling interactive stories.

You will have time between the two workshops to refine your interactive poem or story.

In part B we will refine the story or poem and share it online (optional). You can share your creations online via a blog, website or social media, e.g. Twitter.

You will need a phone, tablet or computer (Twine works best on computer).

No prior knowledge required just a willingness to go beyond the page!

To take part in the online workshop you will need access to WiFi.

About the facilitator

Maya Chowdhry is a poet, digital artist and Transmedia writer. Her work has traversed radio, theatre, live art, and video — all of which influence her current creative practice. Her award-winning writing includes ‘Butterfly Orchid’, highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prizes, 2017. ‘Tales from the Towpath’, an immersive story for Manchester Literature Festival, was shortlisted for the International New Media Writing Prize 2014. ‘Ripple’ ( a triptych of artist books using augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change) was shortlisted for the 2016 Dot Award. Her Transmedia piece ‘Ethical People Movement’ was produced as part of a theatrical production – ‘Continent Chop Chop‘ by Virtual Migrants – and toured nationally in 2015.

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