Speaking at Writing Britain: Bristol Writing

© 2012 Max McClure, courtesy Situations

© 2012 Max McClure, courtesy Situations

I briefly wanted to share info about the event I’m doing at Bristol Central library on the evening of Friday 12 April. I have been asked to talk about Missorts, my new, permanent public artwork for Bristol inspired by the city’s radical literary heritage, and also to talk about writing for new digital platforms, including my work with Blast Theory.

Missorts is a GPS-triggered work of fiction that is accessed as a permanent soundwork in the Redcliffe area of Bristol. Missorts features new and interconnected short stories by the writers Sara Bowler, Holly Corfield-Carr, Thomas Darby, Jack Ewing, Katrina Plumb, Jess Rotas, Hannah Still, Helen Thornhill, Isabel de Vasconcellos and Sacha Waldron. The stories are accompanied by Portwall Preludes, a series of striking new musical works specially commissioned from composer Jamie Telford for St Mary Redcliffe’s Harrison and Harrison organ in its centenary year. There is no ‘armchair version’ of the soundwork, you have to be there to experience it, but you can download Jamie Telford’s amazing music on MP3.

Missorts, screen simulationI’ll be in conversation with Claire Doherty, director of Situations (producers of Missorts) who will discuss new approaches to commissioning public artworks.

Download Missorts Volume II, free and DRM-free at www.missorts.comThe event is part of Writing Britain: Bristol Writing a new exhibition at Bristol Central Library until April 30th, exploring the city’s literary heritage and held in partnership with the British Library. This sounds like a great exhibition so I’m doubly looking forward to the visit.

You can book a FREE place at my talk by visiting any Bristol library or by ringing 0117 9037250. Don’t forget that if you are in Bristol but haven’t had a chance to ‘do’ Missorts yet, and would like to have a go before you come to the talk, the app is free to download from www.missorts.com.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an iPhone or Android phone. You can borrow phones preloaded with the app from Bristol’s Central and Bedminster Libraries using your library card.

My companion novella Missorts Volume II is available for free and DRM-free download in formats that are compatible with most devices. You can also get that from the Missorts website.

I have blogged some of the background to Missorts here, here and here.

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Missorts: Literature Reinvented

Tony White in conversation with Claire Doherty
Bristol Central Library
12 April 2013
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Bookings at any Bristol library or ring the Central Library on 0117 903 7250.

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