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August 4, 2013

Our festival theme this year is ‘Beyond the Margins’ and this has been interpreted in many interesting ways by participating writers. Here we highlight a few of the ways in which epublishing can be used to allow voices to be heard.

Advocacy Residencies  (Ingrid Ricks) and (Guerrilla Midgie Press)

Ingrid-RicksWe have two Advocacy residencies during the festival.  In week 1 Ingrid Ricks hosts a residency where you can find out what things are like Stateside.  She will share information about projects she’s been involved in and other great things happening as a result of the digital ebook ‘revolution.’  From kids on the outside of society, to kids locked up inside, Ingrid shows you how publishing and ebooks have given opportunities to many disadvantaged kids and helped them make sense of their situations and tell others their ‘stories.’

gmIn Week 2 Guerrilla MIdgie Press (the advocacy publisher) will host a five day residency during what is (for some) Learning Disability Week, focussing on their publications both in relation to Learning Disability and other social issues.

The Advocacy residencies run at 5pm (BST) Monday to Fridays during the festival.

Functional Literacy workshop with Sue Price (and Alan Hess)

Susan Price (2)This is an ‘offsite’ opportunity for you to find out more about ‘functional literacy’ and how ebooks and the online experience can open new doors for readers.  Authors Electric founder Sue Price guides you through a DIY workshop experience where you can explore the concept of  functional literacy for yourself.

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