For the budding and aspiring writers out there, in April, we are hosting a FREE Digital Creative Writing Workshop at the Upper Norwood Library Hub.
Imagine reading a story on your smartphone that unfolds depending on your location: pages pinned to bus stops, trees and street corners unlock as you explore a real landscape. Part-treasure hunt, part-walking tour, the new digital story form known as ‘location-aware’ or ‘locative’ literature does exactly that. The StoryPlaces project at the University of Southampton, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is exploring the possibilities of this new form. So far, we have created location-aware stories for smartphones set around Southampton Old Town and Docks and Bournemouth Sea Front. You can read more about the stories, our research and our web app here: http://storyplaces.soton.ac.uk
Now, we are looking for local writing talent to help us tell the stories of Crystal Palace Park. Come to one of our free creative writing workshop and create your own locationaware story, working with the StoryPlaces team from the University of Southampton.
The session is delivered in partnership with the StoryPlaces team at the University of Southampton - storyplaces.soton.ac.uk.
*Our main workshop for adults will take place on Saturday 22nd of April at the Hub.
*An evening networking session on 21 April where you will get the opportunity to meet other writers, including the facilitators and the team from Southampton University.
The workshop is free, but places are limited
To find out more and to book a place please contact Dr Verity Hunt (English - the University of Southampton) via email or come in to the hub and book a place with the Hub team.