Adventures in Electronic Literature

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Out of the Box: Adventures in Electronic Literature

Since the computer was invented, writers have been using it to forge new literary forms. This year the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival moves into the cutting-edge field of Electronic Literature. Join us for an exploration of topics ranging from the early days of hypertext fiction to the latest in narrative gaming with an all-star panel of authors who write beyond the book and way outside the box:

J. R. Carpenter's electronic literature has been published internationally ( She is a two-time winner of the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition and a Web Art Finalist in the Drunken Boat PanLiterary Awards 2006.
Jeff Parker’s stories, non-fiction and hypermedia have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction (MacAdam/Cage, 2006). His latest book is The Back of the Line.
Jason E. Lewis is a poet, digital media artist and software designer. His creative work has been featured in exhibitions internationally. He conducts experiments in visual language, text and typography at his research studio
Alice van der Klei wrote her doctorate on hypertext in 2004 and teaches at UQAM where she is responsible for information and communications for Laboratoire NT2 (

This event hosted by Nora Young of Spark, CBC Radio’s audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching:

Saturday, May 3 at 7PM
Room: Régence A.
Delta Centre-ville Hotel, 777 University Street (metro Square Victoria).
You can buy tickets at ADMISSION by telephone at 514-790-7245 or 1 800 361-4595 or on their website,

The 10th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival will take place April 30 to May 4, 2008.
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Blue Metropolis Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Montreal. Its core purpose is to bring people of different cultures together to share the pleasures of reading and writing in English, French and other languages. To this end it produces a range of literary activities, educational and literacy programmes, including the multilingual Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. Blue Metropolis Foundation plays a leadership role in the literary, educational and literacy community in the Montreal area as well as nationally and internationally.