January 16, 2006

EVENT | The future of writing

27 Feb 2006, 3pm-5pm
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Clephan Building 0.03 - 3-5pm

The death of the book has been falsely foretold many times; in this age of proliferating media it is clear that the book will not disappear but will have to fight for its place. What are the challenges for writers today? What does the new media have to offer writers? And, vitally, what does the new media have to offer readers?

Seminar featuring:
- Christina Patterson, (Deputy Literary Editor of The Independent)
- Michael Powell, (Course Leader for Game Art, De Montfort University)
- Kate Pullinger, novelist & new media writer
- Sue Thomas, (Professor of New Media at De Montfort University)
Chaired by Professor Andrew Hugill, (De Montfort University, Music Technology)

Organised by cultural eXchanges, an annual event hosted by the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University. The week long programme includes lectures, performances, debates, presentations and readings from a diverse body of artists, academics, practioners and those working in the cultural industries.