Hackasaurus and Hive NYC:  How to write the next episode of ‘Inanimate Alice’

21 May 2012

Mozilla, in collaboration with Hive NYC, have launched their new tool in beta - the Hackasaurus X-Ray Goggles, and they’ve chosen ‘Inanimate Alice’ to work with.  Along with all the remixed and new episodes of ‘Inanimate Alice’ created by students over the past three years, this is, quite possibly, the coolest thing ever to happen to one of my writing projects.

Grey Water Lady - Canada Writes short story

25 November 2011

CBC Radio commissioned me to write a new short story for their Canada Writes series, with the theme of ‘Winter’.  ‘Grey Water Lady’ is my contribution - there’s an audio recording of me reading it aloud as well.

How to Tell a Story: UEA /Guardian Masterclass:  Six Months Course starts January 2012

10 October 2011

UEA-Guardian Masterclass: From January 2012 I’ll be teaching a six month long course called ‘How to Tell a Story’.  I’ll be teaching alongside my friend Jill Dawson; we teach on the same night, and we are teaching the same course, but we don’t teach together.  The weekly class takes place in the Guardian building here in London.  There’s a full outline of the course here.

Guardian Masterclass

McGill Drop-Out Gets PhD

22 July 2011

McGill Drop-Out Gets PhD:  Yesterday I had my Viva, otherwise known as oral defense, or external exam, for my PhD by Published Works.  I passed, ‘with minor amendments’.  Soon you will all have to call me DOCTOR!

Ebb & Flow: Ipswich schools digital stories project

29 June 2011

The digital stories project, Ebb & Flow, which I helped create with five secondary schools in Ipswich is online now, and looking great!  For details of the project click on the link on the project homepage, but make sure to check out the great array of digital stories as well.

ELMCIP Electronic Cabaret - 16 June, 2011, Karlskrona Sweden

31 May 2011

Here’s the poster for this event in June in Sweden - can’t wait!

28 April - 1 May, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal

24 March 2011

I’ll be giving the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture at McGill University on 28 April, followed by a series of events and masterclasses at the Blue Met festival; the festival programme is now available online.  Really looking forward to spending a few days in Montreal.

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2, launches today

9 February 2011

Today marks the launch of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2.  Chris Joseph and I have two works in it.  For more detail go to my blog.

OpenBookToronto Writer-in-Residence

7 February 2011

For the month of February I will be Writer-in-Residence at OpenBook Toronto.  I’ll be blogging about writing and reading, as well as answering questions and comments that come in to my via that website.

OpenBook Toronto

S&S promo video for ‘The Mistress of Nothing’

31 January 2011


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