Code Meet Print celebrates the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival (http://blog.twitter.com/2012/11/announcing-twitter-fiction-festival.html) by hosting a night to discuss the state of Twitter fiction, to lead a mini-workshop on rapid prototyping of Twitter/Literature products and, in the spirit of the holidays, to drink and be merry.
TO ATTEND: Please RSVP here at Meetup.com AND purchase a ticket at Eventbrite: http://cmptwitter.eventbrite.com (http://cmptwitter.eventbrite.com/) *
"Twitter Fiction: Then, Now and Soon"**
Richard Nash (https://twitter.com/r_nash), formerly of Soft Skull Press and now VP of Content and Community at Small Demons and Mia Eaton (https://twitter.com/victoriamia), Editor-at-Large of LIT Magazine join Glenn Nano (https://twitter.com/soonisnow) to discuss the collision of fiction and Twitter, highlight some of the choicest bits so far, and wonder out loud where things might go from here.
Very Short Story (#VSS) Contest
After having conducted four such contests (http://codemeetprint.com/post/13920868941/vss-2012-winner) in 2011, Code Meet Print teams with the Twitter Fiction Festival to present its Official #VSS Contest. See veryshortstory.net (http://veryshortstory.net/) for more info, to read the submissions and see the winners.
Make Something: Prototyping a "Twitter Book Club"
Chris Steib (https://twitter.com/csteib), former Director of Product at Thrillist, Founder of online lit journal VoidMagazine and now VP of Product at Delivery.com takes us on a crash-course in Product Management and breaks us into interdisciplinary teams to bring to life different versions of a "Twitter Book Club."
Beer and wine served. Interrupting encouraged. Hope to see you all there (or via Twitter using hashtag #cmp)!
* Attendees must have RSVP'd on both this Meetup.com group and purchased tickets at Eventbrite.
** Recommended reading:
Rick Moody (2009). "Some Contemporary Characters" (http://electricliterature.com/2010/02/electric-literature-3/). Electric Literature (aggregated here (http://thebrooklynink.com/2009/11/30/5809-brooklyn-based-lit-mags-twitter-experiment/)) Ryan Call (2009). "Some Reactions to 'Some Contemporary Characters' by Rick Moody" (http://htmlgiant.com/mean/some-reactions-to-some-contemporary-characters-by-rick-moody/). HTML Giant Jennifer Egan (2012). "Black Box" (http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2012/06/04/120604fi_fiction_egan). The New Yorker (at storify.com here (http://storify.com/cbcbooks/jennifer-egan-s-black-box)) @MayorEmanuel (https://twitter.com/mayoremanuel) account from Sep 2010-February 2011 (aggregated here (http://www.quaxelrod.com/archive.html)) Macy Halford (2011). "Teju Cole's Small Fates" (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/08/teju-coles-small-fates.html). The New Yorker