Digital Writers’ Festival reveals 2017 program
The program for the 2017 Digital Writers Festival (DWF), which runs from 24 October to 3 November, has been announced.
More than 120 guests will participate in the online-first program, which includes live-streamed events, professional development and interactive projects.
For the first time, the festival will feature in-person events in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, which will be live-streamed via the DWF website. These events include ‘The Future of Storytelling’ in Melbourne, a discussion about the impact of interactive digital narratives, virtual reality and geolocated narratives; ‘West Meets West’, in Melbourne and Sydney, featuring writers from the West of the respective cities; ‘Mapping Ecologies of the Digital’ in Perth, with live readings and video to engage with WA’s history of environmental writing and activism; and the QUT Literary Salon in Brisbane, featuring performances from QUT’s creative writers.
Festival-long events include the $1000 Microfiction Challenge, receiving daily ‘Missives From the Future’, and the collaborative DWF Book Club.
To see the full program, click here.