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Tweet Us A Story

01/15/2013  by Shayne Benowitz  Comment on this Post
 

Tweet Us A Story based on this photograph by Curt Richter and a first line by Geoff Dyer.

The first session of the Key West Literary Seminar’s “Writers on Writers” has concluded, and now we’re preparing for the second session, January 17-20, 2013. In the meantime, we’ve partnered with South Florida’s NPR station WLRN for a creative, interactive project on Twitter, and we hope you’ll join us. Following their success with “Tweet Us A Story” and the Miami International Book Fair with Junot Diaz, we thought we’d get in on the fun.

Join us on Twitter this evening at 5:00 p.m. as author Geoff Dyer tweets us the first line of a story inspired by the above photograph by Curt Richter. With the seminar’s focus on biography, the idea is that we will create an invented biography inspired by the subject of the photograph.

Here’s How it Works:

At 5:00 p.m. this evening, we will tweet out the first line of our collective story from @KeyWestLiterary and @WLRN

We are asking the community (that’s you) to respond to the line on Twitter according to where you would like the story to go. We will be using the hashtag #KWLS to keep track of the unfolding, crowd-sourced story.

We will retweet the best second line, then the third, the fourth, and so on. This process will be repeated until we reach 6:30 p.m., and hopefully an ending to the story.

When it’s all over, we’ll post the story in its entirety here on Littoral.

The contributions should follow a logical path, considering the previous lines and the general direction the story is taking. Don’t overthink it!

We’ll see you on Twitter at 5:00 pm when we reveal Geoff Dyer’s first line.

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