Is the digital age welcoming in a new poetry renaissance? That will be the topic of discussion on Friday’s #FollowReader TwitChat. Join Dominique Raccah-publisher for SourceBooks and creator of the newly-launched site PoetrySpeaks.com; along with Guy LeCharles Gonzales of LoudPoet.com, and me as we talk about what the World Wide Web might mean for the world of poetry.
Some probable topics of discussion:
- Why PoetrySpeaks, and why now?
- Can the web (and PoetrySpeaks.com in particular) fix the “problems” poetry has faced in the past (notably: discoverability and the intimidation factor)?
- Has the poetry community and/or ecosystem changed since the rise of the Internet? Are poets and poetry lovers the better, or the worse for it?
- And much, much more–As always with #followreader, one never knows quite where the conversation will take us)!
So, hope you can join us Friday, November 6th at 4pm ET. If you have a chance and want to get up to speed, you can: Learn more about PoetrySpeaks.com:
Learn more about our guests:
To join the #followreader conversation on Friday, here’s what to do:
- Just before 4pm ET, log in to Twitter or whatever interface you use (e.g. Tweetchat, Tweetdeck, Twitterific, etc.)
- To follow the discussion, run a search for #followreader
- I’ll start by asking Dominique Raccah (@draccah) and Guy LeCharles Gonzalez (@glecharles) a few questions, before opening up the discussion to the group.
- To post to the discussion, type #followreader in each tweet
NOTE: You might want to experiment with TweetChat, which refreshes quickly and automatically loads your hashtag when you are in the discussion.
Looking forward to tweeting with you on Friday!
Those who can’t make it, watch this space next week for a recap of the highlights.
And please feel free to suggest topics for upcoming #followreader chats below.