The UEA Creative Writing programme has announced a major new project, Future and Form, supported by £240,000 in Arts Council funding. It will be a centrepiece of the CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA. Future and Form will partner UEA alumni Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Mona Arshi (pictured), Tash Aw, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Mitch Johnson and James McDermott with creative technologists, schools and cultural organisations to explore the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology. Among the technology partners are StoryFutures Academy: the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London, and Immersive Studios, Norwich. The writers and technologists will work together over a nine month development period, in which they will explore new forms of writing and dissemination, culminating in a six-venue exhibition.
For more on CW50: www.newwriting.net/subjects/cw50