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 andTeju 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 short story Black Box via Twitter this past May.
Twitter will make a special industry announcement at the event.