Writing and Publishing On-line @ Oxford Literary Festival

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Christ Church College, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP, UK

Writing and Publishing On-line: A New Age for Fiction and Poetry?


Beyond eBooks and their markets, a growing number of writers use the Internet as a native space for writing fiction and poetry. They become literary bloggers, publish and interact on-line. Philippe Aigrain, Ivy Alvarez and Alexander Smith, chaired by Suzanne Aigrain, share views about the changes this brings about.

Philippe Aigrain, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net and Suzanne Aigrain, fellow of All Souls College, are the authors of Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age. Ivy Alvarez, an award-winning poet is Our Own Voice’s Resident Poet for 2012, and author of two poetry books: Mortal and Disturbance. Alexander Smith is one of the editors of Dead Beats, a Sheffield-based, student-run publishing and performance poetry and short fiction organisation.

See information on the Oxford Literary Festival site. The event takes place in Blue Boar Hall within Christ Church.

All books by the speakers will be on sale at the Blackwell bookstore during the festival.

More on  speakers :

The Dead Beats literary blog is at http://www.deadbeats.eu/. You can follow them on twitter. They have published an anthology under the title One, also published as an eBook (Kindle).

Ivy Alvarez' blog is at http://www.ivyalvarez.com/. You can follow her on twitter. Her first poetry book, Mortal, can be bought from these sources. We hope that her second poetry book, Disturbance, will be out for the Festival.

Besides information provided on this site, Suzanne Aigrain has a poetry page and Philippe Aigrain a literary blog (in French).