The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

The Futurists: Writing for the Network Society with Leah Bailly

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Thoren, University Club (view map)
Presentation, Seminar
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Fiction, Hybrid, Interdisciplinary, Mixed Genre, Science Fiction
Tags: Narration, Media, Technology, The Future, Sound, Video, Image

About the Session

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? This seminar examines what we gain and lose by writing in a networked society, and how these new forms appear on the page and screen.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Leah Bailley

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.