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The Nearlywriter, Stories To Touch and the if:book Cafe

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Slides from a presentation by Chris Meade
for EU-READ, European reading promotion body.

Published in: Education, News & Politics

The Nearlywriter, Stories To Touch and the if:book Cafe

  1. 1. Stories to Touch Nearlywriting & New Media Writing Prize www.ifbook.co.uk
  2. 2. Creative Reading & Writing are still vital skills for full participation in society
  3. 3. My typewriter used to be the only way to get my words shared and into print Now there are other ways
  4. 4. We don’t need publishers like we used to Let’s not worry about the industry’s problems but look at what changes mean for readers and writers
  5. 5. Digital possibilities For the NEARLYWRITER SELF PUBLISHING MULTI MEDIA ILLUMINATION GAMEPLAY INTERACTION COLLABORATION…
  6. 6. The Experience of The Book happens in our heads and our hearts Why promote Paper When it’s words We love?
  7. 7. We do need collaborators, coaches, curators… ..and the ability to be self critical, charting our own course
  8. 8. “the most important thing is to publish in people’s hearts”
  9. 9. STORIES TO TOUCH Developing multi-lingual books for iPads; researching their use in London schools with www.wingedchariot.com
  10. 10. DANS MON REVE WHO LET THE FART OUT? THE NUMBERLEYS
  11. 11. As a judge of the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Prize and a researcher into the use of iPad apps in schools, it’s great to see literary quality and imagination are still what really matter
  12. 12. New platforms allow new kinds of playful engagement with story
  13. 13. Collaborative Writing.. like the 24 HOUR NOVEL www.spreadtheword.org.uk
  14. 14. COLLABORATIVE READING Community of readers, online and off, exploring a theme, making new work…
  15. 15. ifsobook of nearlypoems ‘CLASSIC’ POEMS EXPLORED ILLUMINATED REMIXED TRANSLATED RESPONDED TO …SEEN AFRESH
  16. 16. What shape of story for our nearly kinds of lives ? Nearlyology
  17. 17. IF:BOOK CAFE The Future of the Book Place
  18. 18. The Unlibrary What do we need when we bring our library with us in our laptop? WI FI Space to make PROFILES MEET UPS to connect with other users
  19. 19. The All-Nighter Keeping the library open throughout world book night helped us imagine it afresh
  20. 20. This award is an incentive to writers to make new kinds of literature to be experienced on screen
  21. 21. The Dreamspace of the Book This is what we really need to preserve
  22. 22. @ifbook Chris@futureofthebook.org.uk www.ifbook.co.uk

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