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Digital Writers’ Festival 2017 Seeks Artists and Program Proposals

What happens when technology and storytelling collide? The Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF) returns in 2017 from October 26 – November 3 seeking new artists and new ideas.
 
From now until July 23, the Digital Writers’ Festival artist callout is open to writers and digital storytellers who are exploring technology in their practice.
 
Presented by the Emerging Writers’ Festival, DWF explores emerging digital spaces to ask: how do we use new forms to tell stories? How do we evolve as writers at the same pace as technology?
 
his year DWF seeks proposals for artistic projects as well as live-streamed panels, workshops and performances.
 
As well as traditional writers, DWF encourages applications from VR specialists, coders, YouTubers, AI programmers, interactive narrative designers, digital critics, internet fanatics and more.
 
“The digital realm has opened up extraordinary possibilities for people that work with words in all their forms. DWF challenges what a literary festival can be and explores ways of storytelling in digital spaces,” says DWF artistic director Izzy Roberts-Orr.
 
The Digital Writers’ Festival, now in its fourth year, is an online-only offshoot of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, where all events and projects are live-streamed on the internet.
 
The first festival of its kind, DWF connects writing communities all over Australia and support writers and audience members who may face barriers of access to traditional literary events.
 
The entire festival program will be available online via DWF’s website digitalwritersfestival.com and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
 
Apply to be an artist via the Emerging Writers Festival website.
Applications close July 23, 2017, 11.59pm AEST.
 
The full DWF program will be launched in early October 2017 at digitalwritersfestival.com.