Digital workshops for writers at Mix 2013

The Writing Platform Team

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Following the success of the MIX DIGITAL Conference 2012, The Writing Platform is partnering with Bath Spa University to co-host a second MIX Conference this July. The three-day series of events will take place at Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court campus, a Grade One-listed Jacobean mansion in the bucolic Wiltshire landscape.

Day Three of the conference should be of particular interest to The Writing Platform readers, providing a series of hands on workshops. At ‘The Making Day’ on Wed 17 July attendees will have the opportunity to partake in workshops and introductory sessions run by practitioners, technologists, web designers and digital publishers, giving them the chance to develop their web presence and digital know-how on the spot.

The first two days of the conference will mix academic papers and artist presentations, with keynotes from Naomi Alderman on her prize-winning blockbuster independent game Zombies! Run. and the Literary Platform’s Sophie Rochester on the intersection between writing and technology.

Text on Screens: Making Discovering, Teaching will continue the conversation started at the first MIX Conference in 2012; through a series of high quality papers and presentations of creative works we’ll be talking about text on screen in the many forms it takes including fiction, video, poetry, mobile, locative, and site specific works, non-fiction, games, text-based digital art, and other electronic, hybrid forms. We will discuss classic texts as they are re-imagined for digital platforms and will look at how these works are taught and what they mean for the future of literature.

Mix Digital Conference 2013: Text on Screens; Making/Discovering/Teaching

Date: 15 -17 July 2013

Location: Corsham, England




2 Responses to “Digital workshops for writers at Mix 2013”

  1. Sushma Joshi

    Hello: I read that you had a 3000 pound bursary for a partnership between a technologist and a writer. I wondered if that’s still open?

    I am a writer from Nepal. In 1997, a digital art and writing installation I made was accepted at the International Symposium of Electronic Art. Due to lack of technical support, is is no longer online. I would love to partner with someone with the reqsuisite to put it online again.
    Warm regards,
    Sushma Joshi
    PS: And of course, I would love to attend this event, funding permitting!

  2. Editor

    Hi Sushma thank you for your message – applications for the bursary are now closed I’m sorry to stay – however we are looking into running more of the same in the future.

    Any developments will be posted on here, or on our Twitter @thewritplatform, or Facebook The Writing Platform



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