New Term, New Writing
One of the courses on my MA Creative and Critical Writing this term is Experimental Writing.
Here’s my first workshop submission – it’s a multiple choice fantasy narrative in which I’ve experimented with form and content more than language. I’ve been researching Artists’ Books, and wanted to explore alternative book forms. The multiple choice narrative seemed to fit with this form quite well, which is made from a single sheet of A4 paper*. It allows the reader to manipulate the book form in multiple ways whilst also manipulating the narrative thread.
It’s a response to a constraint set out in the Oulipo Compendium, &and also draws from the ideas of multiplicity and expansion in ‘”&And” and foulipo’ by Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young.
You can see another example of very different work for the same course by Antonia Chitty, here.
*Thanks to Clive for teaching me how to make this kind of book!