Tapping The Trend – Free Word Centre, London, 13 February 2010


“Internet and digital technology are transforming – some would say decimating – traditional publishing, whilst online ‘arenas’ are offering writers new ways of creating literature and new routes for reaching audiences. How do writers orientate themselves in this changing landscape? Is the democracy of online publication flattening out editorial standards and jeopardising quality (not to mention the economics of it all)? Does this mean only losers publish on the net? Conversely – how is the internet enabling the most exciting developments in literary form and collaboration?

In a panel chaired by Guardian Books’ Editor Claire Armitstead and including Canongate Books’ digital editor Dan Franklin, Sara Lloyd from Macmillan Publishers and Jason Pegler from Chipmunka Publishing, this event will bring you up to date with the latest thinking. In addition, examples of digital work by Kate Pullinger and commissions by Spread the Word, Open Notebooks and the 24 Hour Book will be on display. The writers will tell us how they used the internet to produce new work and how it has informed their creative practice”

Saturday 13 February
1pm – 5.45pm
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
Train/Tube: Farringdon
£35/£25 (concessions)