We're sad to report that due to illness, The Digital Writers' Room won't be happening as scheduled for 23 and 24 August. BUT WAIT! THIS IS A GOOD THING...because we're postponing it until 30 and 31 August and that means there's a chance for some last minute registrations! We have one or two spaces left, so be sure to book before noon, Tuesday 26 August. First in, first booked!
Christy Dena comes to SA Writers Centre for the first time to present a two-day intensive designed to nurture the 21st century writer.
This masterclass is aimed at writers working in the digital space, especially those working with interactive stories, gaming, experimental narratives and other digital, collaborative writing projects, and those interested in participatory theatre and interacting with audiences.
Modelled on a TV writers’ room, this special lab will give the lonely digital writer the rare opportunity to develop their work with peers, in a collaborative setting. Bring your current projects, or seedlings of new ideas, and develop them supported by feedback and creative writing exercises. You’ll share techniques and technologies, passions and processes.
ANNOUNCEMENT: graduates of the course will have an opportunity to pitch for a digital writer in residence spot. Details will be provided at the course.
CHRISTY DENA is a writer-designer-director who has worked on an extensive list of pervasive games, film, digital and theatre projects. Her story app has been nominated for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards in the 'Digital Narrative' category. It was also nominated for "Best Writing in a Game" at the Freeplay Awards. She was granted the first "Digital Writing Residency" in 2013 at the Cube, QUT. She was "Digital Writing" Ambassador at the Emerging Writers Festival, and runs a lab for storytellers working in tech in New York. Christy has a Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (University of Melbourne), and a PhD on Transmedia Practice (University of Sydney).
BOOKINGS CLOSE NOON, 26 AUGUST
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.