IOCT Salon  

Wednesday 18th June 2008, 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase

Doors open at 5.00pm for drinks. This event is free and open to the public, however places are limited - email info [at] to reserve a seat.

Download the 2007/2008 CWNM brochure, which includes details of all students and the essay Context and Sensibility by Dr Jess Laccetti (PDF, 3MB)

The Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University is designed for writers interested in experimenting with new formats and exploring the potential of new technologies in their writing. This first annual CWNM Salon is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best work from the first two years of the course with installations and talks from the following authors:

Claudia Cragg Claudia Cragg

"If you build it, they will come". To what extent does this apply to Facebook and MySpace sites and, if no one comes, just exactly what can you do about it? Claudia will discuss this and other questions in relation to her Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) Lab research Participatory Media project ( ).

Toni Le Busque Toni Le Busque

Miffy Johnston's Toenails and Other Stories - a combination of fiction and non fiction 100 word stories using Sophie ( ), an open-source platform for writing and reading rich media documents in a networked environment, created by The Institute for the Future of the Book.

Chris Meade Chris Meade

Presenting his work drumming - becoming - forgetting ( ), a 'blunder... a cross between a weblog, a ponder, a wander through time and a terrible mistake." This one is about the role of percussion in his life.

Kirsty McGill Kirsty McGill

Discussing her ongoing project to develop a next-generation rich-media tour for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Alison Norrington Alison Norrington

Showcasing Staying Single, Alison's first cross-media work of fictional blogging which gave readers a variety of ways to engage, participate with and receive the story, including fragmented chapters emailed to subscribers, SMS alerts through Twitter, mini documentaries of real-life stories, meet-ups in Second Life and Machinima films. She will also offer a sneak-preview of her plans for her second cross-media fiction I ♥ NY.

Christine Wilks Christine Wilks

Fitting the Pattern: or being a dressmaker's daughter -
a memoir in pieces (embroidered)

Cutting through the memories, stitching up the fabrications, pinning down the facts, unpicking the past... An interactive memoir, created in Flash, exploring aspects of my relationship with my dressmaking mother.

Applications for entry in Autumn 2008 are currently being considered.

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The IOCT Salon was managed by Chris Joseph during his position as Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University from 2006-2008. This residency was funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.

The IOCT Salon was held at and staged by

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