Twitter Fiction Festival + Code Meet Print
The first ever Twitter Fiction Festival is Nov 28-Dec 2nd and Code Meet Print is hosting the event “Twitter, Fiction and Prototyping” at General Assembly in NYC on Nov 29th to celebrate!
Code Meet Print celebrates the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival by hosting a night to discuss the state of Twitter fiction, to lead a mini-workshop on rapid prototyping of Twitter/Literature products and, in the spirit of the holidays, to drink and be merry.
“Twitter Fiction: Then, Now and Soon”**
Richard Nash, formerly of Soft Skull Press and now VP of Content and Community at Small Demons and Mia Eaton, Editor-at-Large of LIT Magazine join Glenn Nano to discuss the collision of fiction and Twitter, highlight some of the choicest bits so far, and wonder out loud where things might go from here.
Very Short Story (#VSS) Contest
After having conducted four such contests in 2011, Code Meet Print teams with the Twitter Fiction Festival to present its Official #VSS Contest. See veryshortstory.net for more info, to read the submissions and see the winners.
Make Something: Prototyping a “Twitter Book Club”
Chris Steib, former Director of Product at Thrillist, Founder of online lit journal VoidMagazine and now VP of Product at Delivery.com takes us on a crash-course in Product Management and breaks us into interdisciplinary teams to bring to life different versions of a “Twitter Book Club.”
Beer and wine served. Interrupting encouraged. Hope to see you all there (or via Twitter using hashtag #cmp)!
* Attendees must have RSVP’d on both this Meetup.com group and purchased tickets at Eventbrite.
** Recommended reading:
- Rick Moody (2009). “Some Contemporary Characters”. Electric Literature (aggregated here)
- Ryan Call (2009). “Some Reactions to ‘Some Contemporary Characters’ by Rick Moody”. HTML Giant
- Jennifer Egan (2012). “Black Box”. The New Yorker (at storify.com here)
- @MayorEmanuel account from Sep 2010-February 2011 (aggregated here)
- Macy Halford (2011). “Teju Cole’s Small Fates”. The New Yorker