Internet Fiction Digest, 14th March | Twitter Fiction Festival | The Organist | Lamination Colony

March 14, 2014


The Twitter Fiction Festival is happening now, and their live stream offers a variety of ways in which this idea can come through. Alexander McCall-Smith (@McCallSmith) seems to have just written his usual McCally prose split up into 36 or 40 parts, i.e. writing (or copy + pasting) in a Twitter box until he runs […]

Internet Fiction Digest, 8th March | Donald Barthelme | Laura Middlebrook | Read Novels in Under 90 Minutes!

March 7, 2014


There is a ‘click’ they talk about, when as a reader you come across something opens you up to a new way of writing — where what you can do with language suddenly expands. For David Foster Wallace is was this total ripper story by Donald Barthelme, called The Balloon. I read it this week […]

Internet Fiction Digest, 21st February | Digital Writers’ Festival | Anthony Hecht | Natalie Eilbert

February 24, 2014


As I write this there are panels and workshops going on over, under, and through me in internet waves for the Digital Writers’ Festival, and their super-diverse calendar of events is full of videos that you can dip into to learn something about writing in the digital age. There’s a panel on experimental internet writing, […]

Internet Fiction Digest, January 31st | Amos Oz | Google Hangouts w/ Margaret Atwood & Alice Munro | The Newer York

January 31, 2014


I’m not very good at listening to podcasts, I get distracted, they often waft over me and I end up feeling like I’ve missed something at some point. But Jonathan Safran Foer’s voice is just so caring, warming and exact, and this thoroughly kibbutztastic story he reads for the New Yorker fiction podcast has just […]

Internet Fiction Digest, 24 January: Uncreative Writing Edition | Shia LaBeouf | Ryan O’Neill | Rosmarie Waldrop

January 24, 2014


  We back and we back and we back, and as “Shia LeBeouf” suggests in this #stopcreating essay, the quickest way to write now is a bit of Ctrl+C, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+V. Why be at home, noodling, worrying about how to turn on your genius switch, writing “as if the Internet had never happened”? Forage through […]

PPR in 2014

January 10, 2014


We are kicking off 2014 with our biggest event yet. It is an event so big, it will probably leave us slumped in an exhausted, satisfied heap. For this reason (and because Pip has to finish her damn doctorate) this is the last PPR gig for a very long time, but not the last of […]

Internet Fiction Digest, 21st Nov: Teaser Edition | Felicity Castagna | Jack Vening | Hilary Bell (& More…)

November 21, 2013


This Friday eve, we’re entering the City of Shadows exhibition in the second of our three showcases at the Justice & Police Museum down at Circular Quay. The project is called Details Unknown, and is a series of stories and performances based on this photo we know nothing about. This is the story so far, […]