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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Leah Bailley

Leah Bailly

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About Leah Bailly

Leah Bailly is a writer from Canada who currently splits time between Vancouver and Los Angeles. Her work has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Yaddo, Breadloaf, the Banff Centre and elsewhere. Bailly is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California where she is the Wallis Annenberg Fellow in fiction.

Find Conference Sessions with Leah Bailly

The Futurists: Writing for the Network Society
Leah Bailly

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club
Type: Presentation, Seminar
Genre: Experimental, Fiction, Hybrid, Interdisciplinary, Mixed Genre, Science Fiction

How does the global village tell stories? How does the digital age change our thinking and our writing? Thanks to the internet, we are now used to events being broadcast instantly and simultaneously. Plural voices report on every issue, and text is always accompanied by video, sound and image. As we delve further into the digital age, we are increasingly comfortable with hyperlinks and hybrid forms and multiple narrators infiltrating our narration. But do we forsake a certain intimacy in our literature? Are we growing accustomed to the isolation of constant connectivity?