Friday, November 9, 2012

twitterfiction festival: sky. water. path. (or: a TVifi)

Twitter is hosting a fiction festival in November and they are now open for proposals:

"We want to invite authors and creative storytellers around the world to push the bounds of what’s possible with Twitter content. Tell us how you are going to explore content formats that already exist on Twitter — short story in Tweets, a Twitter chat, live-tweeting — or, even better, how you’ll create a new one. The proposal must fit into the time window of our five day festival— but that means that a project could run for the length of the festival, or just for an hour."

The festival will kick off on November 28th. And it was this date that sparked an idea: i will be traveling in the last week of November. first i thought: okay, so that won't work out timewise....

..then i thought twice: i plan to send travel notes from the road. and a short format would be very fitting to catch single moments and encounters, in the form of short prose or prose poems turned into visuals: Twitter "TVifis. Here's the line from the proposal:
"TVifis: a Tvifi is a twitter-length travel fiction that is turned into a visual, and then both twittered in words and added to the tweet as visual."
The visual above is an example, and this is how it would look like in twitter:

Looking forward to the festival and the stories and formats that will be presented there.

PS: Deadlines for proposals is November 15th, so there are still some days to send a proposal. The hashtag of the Twitter Fiction Festival is #twitterfiction.

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