Teaching and Mentoring

If you are interested in working with me on a one-to-one basis, either in person, or online, I do 1-1 mentoring via Gold Dust. Working one-to-one is a fantastic way to get in-depth feedback on your writing, especially if you have a collection of short stories or novel underway.  There’s an email form on the Gold Dust website, or use this address:  webenquiry (at) gold-dust (dot) org (dot) uk.

I hold the post of Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University, so if you are interested in working with me on a PhD contact me at Bath Spa on k.pullinger (at) bathspa (dot) ac (dot) uk.  My research interests at the university include the following: digital fiction, fiction, creative writing and new media, stories in games, the future of publishing, the future of writing, the future of reading, transmedia storytelling, as well as new ways of telling stories using the new technologies. 

Digital Writing at Bath Spa University

These days my teaching at Bath Spa is mostly with PhD students. As well as supervising 3 PhDs on the low-residency PhD programme, I’ve been able to establish a terrific cohort of campus-based Digital Writing PhD students. At the moment I have 7 Digital Writing PhD students, all working on interesting projects. View our website, writingdigital.com

Pathways: Creating Digital Fiction with Kate Pullinger

MONDAY – FRIDAY, June 9-13, 2014
SFU Harbour Centre – 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, Canada
$1200.00 CDN (scholarships are available)

Join us for this special week-long immersive writing/authoring workshop with award-winning author and digital fiction pioneer Kate Pullinger. This workshops is a unique learning opportunity aimed at writers who wish to explore digital fiction, developers who want to explore literary works, and publishers interested in new models for writing, reading, and collaborating in fiction.

Over the five days, participants will work together to collaboratively author a work of interactive, multimedia literature, which will subsequently be available online inviting further participation from a wider public.

Participants will work collaboratively with faculty to plan, compose, design, assemble, and promote the work over the course of the week. A series of short morning seminars with faculty will elaborate the dynamics, opportunities, and challenges of composing and producing for networked digital media. Afternoons will be devoted to collaborative work on writing, design and graphic production, audio and video production, and technical development. The goal for the week is the production of a prototype work which forms the basis for an ongoing, collaborative work which gathers an online audience.


Kate Pullinger writes for both print and digital platforms.  Her new novel, Landing Gear, published in the spring of 2014,  takes the story told in Pullinger’s collaborative multimedia digital work, co-created with Chris Joseph, Flight Paths: A Networked Novel, and develops it further.  Her novel The Mistress of Nothing won the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes.  Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel have reached audiences around the world. Pullinger’s other books include A Little Stranger,  Weird Sister, The Last Time I Saw Jane, Where Does Kissing End?, which are all being published in new ebook editions in the spring of 2014.

John Maxwell is Associate Professor in the Publishing Program at SFU. His research & teaching focus is on the impact of digital technologies in the cultural sector (and particularly books and magazines), the history of digital media, and the emergence of digital genres and mythologies.

Haig Armen is one of Canada’s most respected and innovative digital designers. He is a faculty member in Design & Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University.

Ryan Nadel, with his company 8 Leaf Digital Productions, produces and designs digital media experiences in a broad range of sectors including education, graphic novels, and TV franchises, including the interactive companion to Art Spiegelman’s recent book MetaMaus and the transmedia campaign for the TV show Continuum.

Kate Armstrong is a Vancouver-based writer, artist and independent curator. Her interdisciplinary practice merges networked media, written forms and urban experiences and engages with open forms of experimental narrative that bring poetics and computational function together in physical or network space. She is the Director of the Social + Interactive Media (SIM) Centre at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Board President and past acting Executive Director of Western Front, and is an Artistic Director for the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) to be held in Vancouver in August 2015.

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