March 10, 2010

Gwendolyn Glover's "TwitLit" story starts today!

TwitLit: A CCLaP story series

I'm happy to announce that the newest story in the CCLaP series TwitLit, Gwendolyn Glover's "Cat," will be starting over at Twitter a little later this morning. Here's Gwen's bio, for those who'd like to know a little more about her:

Gwendolyn Glover is the author of the Young Adult novel, Cast the First Stone (Lulu, 2008). She is an avid blogger and recently finished a month-long exploration of the body through essay, poetry, fiction, and discussion. She plans on traveling the world, gathering stories, and tutoring English as a foreign language. To follow her adventures, visit gwendolynglover.com.

Gwen's story, "Cat," is an interesting experiment I think you'll enjoy, and what has turned out to be the most straightforwardly narrative tale so far of the entire "TwitLit" series. To read the live version as it's being serially published over the next two days, simply "follow" CCLaP's account at your own over at Twitter (twitter.com/cclapcenter); the twenty chapters comprising "Cat" will be published on a roughly hourly basis over the next two days, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chicago time or 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. GMT. (And don't worry about missing a few updates -- TwitLit stories are designed specifically so that one can skip a few chapters and still not be lost.) For those who don't want to bother with Twitter, don't forget that a downloadable high-quality PDF poster version of the entire story will be available here starting this Friday, over at the website's main TwitLit page (cclapcenter.com/twitlit). And don't forget, both Gwen and I would love to hear your feedback about this experiment; you can do so as a comment to this blog post, over at the CCLaP Facebook group, or directly at Twitter by adding "@cclapcenter" to your tweet. I hope you like it!

Filed by Jason Pettus at 7:44 AM, March 10, 2010. Filed under: CCLaP Publishing | CCLaP news | Literature |