Digital Writers Festival on Backstory
What do game design and poetry have in common? Izzy Roberts-Orr, artistic director of the Digital Writers Festival, believes that they share a common DNA in creating a textured world through which people can navigate and problem solve. The festival aims to find ways of making writing more accessible and explores how the digital world and storytelling are intertwined. A feature piece of this festival is the poetry phone, a hotline in which you can select an option and listen to a poet recite their work. The festival will be taking place completely online (bar one IRL event) and has many opportunities for audience participation.