News has come from the Emerging Writers' Festival of a surprise addition to the Living Library program - Chris Meade:
Digital publishing: Chris Meade
Chris is Co-Director for the Institute for the Future of the Book in London.
His particular interest is publishing and writing in the digital age. Previously he was Director of the Poetry Society where he set up the Poetry Café in Covent Garden and the lottery funded Poetry Places project.
In the 1980s he was a pioneer of reader development, promoting public libraries as 'imagination services'.
Chris is the author of The Thoughts of Betty Spital (Penguin 1989) and a past winner of the George Orwell award for his play ‘We Two Boys’.
He is a member of Friendly Literature Organisations (FLO), a consortium supported by Arts Council England with whom he has been exploring the creative potential of new media for readers and writers.
Chris Meade will only be available for eight mentoring sessions so get in quick!
Booking details here. UPDATE: Meade will also be involved in another event at EWF. Details to follow. (I have been told I will like it.It doesn't get more enticing than that.)