‘Introducing Digital Fiction’ public workshop, Local Studies Library, Sheffield Central Library, 14 October 2014, 2.30-4pm

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If you have little or no experience with digital fiction and would like to learn more about this exciting new way of reading, come to our introductory workshop with Dr. Jen Smith. We’ll read a few stories together, and then we’ll have a chat about what makes them different from traditional printed books. This event is free and open to the public.

The “Reading Digital Fiction” project at Sheffield Hallam University

The Reading Digital Fiction project has two core aims. Primarily, as keen readers of digital fiction, we want to introduce more readers to digital fiction. To achieve that aim, we are organising various public events including workshops, exhibitions, and writing competitions to introduce people to this exciting new form of literature. Secondly, as cognitive stylisticians, we are interested in how readers process particular linguistic and multimodal features within digital fiction. We are therefore running several reader-response studies, collecting data from readers in order to understand how digital literary reading works cognitively.

See more at readingdigitalfiction.com/