What kind of storytelling could you possibly achieve in 140 characters? If you are ambivalent between “None” and “You’re joking”, then you should rethink, because yesterday, Twitter launched its #TwitterFiction Festival. What is it all about? Keep reading!
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#TwitterFiction summons the crème-de-la-crème of literature in the microblogging platform, in a five-day celebration of storytelling, brought to you by Penguin Random House (@PenguinRandom), the Association of American Publishers (@AmericanPublish) and @Twitter.
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It features more than 45 writers and contest winners. Each day each one of them will have a dedicated timeslot to start sharing their stories, one tweet at a time. They will not only reside to words, but they will also get to share images, videos and everything Twitter has to offer.
The #TwitterFiction festival has secured participations from various prominent figures in the modern literature such as Margaret Atwood (@MargaretAtwood), Jackie Collins (@jackiejcollins), Lemony Snicket (@LemonySnicket) and others. Festivities will not only take place online, but there will be an offline event in New York City on Wednesday, May 13t, where authors will bring their new stories to life in front of the audience.
— Fiction Festival (@TWfictionfest) February 18, 2015
You can see the complete lineup here.
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