Showing posts with tag: Twitter

JANUARY

Into The Darkness: the Finished #LitroStory

During the holiday season we ran the second in our series of literary experiments on Twitter. We asked our followers to write a collective story, one tweet at a time. Novelist Wiley Cash (whose new novel This Dark Road to Mercy is the third title in the Litro Book Club) wrote the first line for us, and then we handed the story over to fate… and Twitter. Read more →
MARCH

A Moment of Weakness: the Finished #LitroStory

Last week we ran a literary experiment on Twitter. We asked our followers to write a collective story, one tweet at a time. Novelist Russ Litten wrote the first line for us, and then we handed the story over to fate … and Twitter. We’re rather pleased with it – admittedly, it’s madder than a bag of ferrets, makes little sense, careers from one plot idea to another and ends more confusingly than it started, but it is a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Read more →

The Tower of Babble: Borges’ Library and the Blogosphere

Seventy years ago the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) wrote "The Library of Babel", a short story about a cosmically vast library that contained all possible books — a whole universe based on the inconceivable number of permutations a length of text would allow, making possible not only all the books ever written, but all the ones that could be written. It was a richly imaginative idea in its day, but the metaphor of Borges’ Babel Library has, in the last decade, gained a relevance it could never hitherto possess. What expresses better our long slogs through the internet — the insipid pulse of Twittertopia, the unceasing verbal slurry of the blogosphere, and the multitude of social networks — than this Piranesian prism of senselessness: literature as chimera, jumbled apocrypha, and verbal ephemera? Read more →
JANUARY

Introducing Litro Library

At Litro Magazine we aim to bring together a broad community of readers with a common interest in good literature. We want to know what you are reading that is worth reading, and we think others would like to know too. That's why we are launching Litro Library, an interactive gallery of books recommended by you, our readers, to other like-minded book enthusiasts. You may never be stuck for your next new read again, as we will continually update our virtual shelves. Read more →
JUNE

Storytelling in 140 Characters

Manoj Pandey

Brevity is difficult. It’s hard enough having to “cull” our stories to make them tighter, what about doing it in only 140 characters?

Well, Manoj Pandey can. And he invited the world to join him when he created Tales on Tweet, which has gone from India to international, garnering the attention of some of the top writers in the world, including Salman Rushdie, Shashi TharoorMargaret Atwood and Roger Smith.

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