Digital Conversations: Celebrating Ten Years of the New Media Writing Prize

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The future of the ‘written’ word

The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize, now in its 10th year, encourages and promotes the best in new media writing, leading the way towards the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. 

Join us for an exciting discussion featuring previous prize winners and innovative writers from around the world. This event will be chaired by NMWP co-founder and organiser James Pope from Bournemouth University, and speaking on the panel will be:

  • Andy Campbell, Digital Director at the One to One Development Trust and the founder/lead author of Dreaming Methods, One to One’s award-winning in-house Virtual Reality, digital storytelling and games development studio. Andy has been a NMWP judge since the prize was launched in 2010, has witnessed innovations and developments in digital publishing and has predictions for what may come next.
  • Amira Hanafi is a writer and artist based in Cairo. Her work ‘A dictionary of the revolution’, an experiment in polyvocal storytelling, won the New Media Writing Prize in 2018. In 2014, she initiated conversations around keywords used to talk about the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath with nearly 200 people. The project was published as a website using data visualization to allow readers to navigate through 125 texts that are woven from transcription of this speech.
  • Kayt Lackie, winner of the 2018 NMWP Dot Award for the VESSEL Project, based in Canada. This is an alternate reality game set in a fictionalised version of Elliot Lake. A weekend-long festival where the town of Elliot Lake becomes the setting of a real-world ‘video game’ – where players, as themselves, solve puzzles/gather clues/overcome challenges while experiencing a story created and performed by community participants.
  • Christine Wilks, a digital writer, artist and developer of interactive narratives and playable media. Her digital fiction, 'Underbelly', won the very first New Media Writing Prize in 2010.  She is currently building her own platform for authoring and playing text-driven interactive digital narratives, which she is using to develop a psychological thriller for her practice-based PhD in Digital Writing at Bath Spa University.

In partnership with Bournemouth University and if:book uk

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library

Image courtesy of Amira Hanafi featuring her work A Dictionary of the Revolution

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Name: Digital Conversations: Celebrating Ten Years of the New Media Writing Prize
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £6.00
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Under 18: £4.00
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