An experiment in collaborative writing: day ten

Johnson, Marguerite and Nelson, Camilla and Rodley, Chris and Corbett, Claire and Baker, Dallas and Hancox, Donna and Messer, Jane and Meyrick, Julian and Smith, Michelle and Sulway, Nike (2015) An experiment in collaborative writing: day ten. The Conversation, 6 January 2015. pp. 1-24.

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We’re starting 2015 with an experiment in collaborative creative writing. What happens when you ask ten academics to write a story together? Taking our cue from the Exquisite Cadaver game played by Surrealist artists and poets in the 1930s, we’ve asked our authors to contribute to a story in progress. We gave them free rein: no restrictions on style or genre. Just file 300 words that continues the story.

Marguerite Johnson, a classicist, gamely volunteered to start the experiment, followed by novelist Claire Corbett, creative writing lecturer Donna Hancox and digital cultures researcher Chris Rodley. Our literature columnist Michelle Smith came next, then theatre director Julian Meyrick and creative writing scholars Nike Sulway and Dallas Baker. Chapter nine was from novelist Camilla Nelson and today’s final instalment is from creative writing lecturer Jane Messer.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 05:14
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 04:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative writing, collaboration, surrealism
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing

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