Storyslingers Fictional Worlds Event & networking party 1st June 3-5pm (with after party from about 5pm).
with thanks to Maxime Plasse, cartographer, for supplying the map/ image for this poster http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/-+max+–albums-max%27s+maps.html
Storyslingers is putting on a series of mini events on June 1st, culminating in a networking party for creative people. We will be celebrating fictional place and the art of cartography. There will be an informal exhibition of fictional maps created by cartographers from across the world who specialise in the art form known as geofiction: making maps of fictional places. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the best fictional maps in the world, right here in Dorset.
There are three informal events that are open to the public to drop in on any time throughout the afternoon:
3-4pm Fictional Worlds writing workshop. Creating fictional worlds, thinking about their rules and limitations. Open to all levels.
4-5pm Open Mic reading event. Share your work with other writers and whoever happens to drop by. All stories must be set in a fictional world/ some new spin on reality. Take us somewhere we’ve never been before. Stories should not exceed 7 minutes or 1000 words. Stories of 3-5 minutes are best (600-800 words). We have short attention spans. Extracts from longer works are welcome. In the case of extracts the focus should be on the fictional world – delight us with a new place we wish we could go to if only it really existed.
5-6pm: Networking party and drop in session. Writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, cartographers and readers are invited to come along and talk shop. Working on a piece of fiction? Just read the best book ever? Want to talk about it? Come along. Let’s chat creativity over cakes and wine.
Also, book swap and stall. If you’ve ever been handed a world book night book and it’s got stuck on your shelves, now is the time to pass it onto someone new. Same goes for any book you have idling that you’re happy to pass on. We’ll be displaying some of our handmade books too, which will be on sale. Published writers/ artists are welcome to add their publications/ cards to the stall.
The announcement of the results of the 2nd Map Making competition will happen sometime during the day – most likely at 5pm (Results will be published online later in the following week.) The maps will be on display throughout the event.
Tickets are on the door and it’ll work by a system of paying what you think it’s worth in relation to your bank balance, from £1 upwards. All profits will go towards funding a future Storyslingers event: specifically a (roving?) exhibition of the winning and shortlisted maps entered in the map making competition.
Come to all or some of the events, pick and choose, drop in and out. Invite your mates along too.
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1st June 2013 3pm-6ish
The Rutter Room