Thursday, October 18th: A Conversation with Twitter and The New Yorker on the Future of Fiction

A Conversation with Twitter and The New Yorker on the Future of Fiction
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (5th Ave. at 42nd St., Manhattan)
3-5pm
Free, registration required

Andrew Fitzgerald, Twitter’s head of Editorial Programming and representative to the publishing industry, will give a presentation about the use of Twitter for creative story-telling. Fitzgerald (@magicandrew) argues that Twitter is a platform ripe for experimentation and that we are only just in the early stages of learning what we can do with the 140 character tweet. He draws on examples of authors experimenting with Twitter, including Jennifer Egan and Teju Cole.

He will be joined by Deborah Treisman, fiction editor of The New Yorker (@NYerFiction), to discuss the publication of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan’s story Black Box via Twitter this past May.

Twitter will make a special industry announcement at the event.

A reception following the program will be hosted at The Bar Downstairs at the Andaz Hotel.

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