S253. The Irony of the Internet: Reevaluating & Redefining Business & Creativity in the Digital Age

Room 301, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Saturday, March 1, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


The literary world is experiencing what the music industry has been for years: expanded audience access, revised distribution channels, and pressure from business giants. We all know business is done differently, but the digital age also requires us to think differently. This panel of editors, authors, and an agent will explore these aspects of the digital age as well as how the internet and electronic media alter attitudes on creativity and the perceived value of artistic endeavors.



Melissa Ford Lucken has published more than thirty-five novels, novellas, and short stories. Her most recent title is The Fox. She has also published academic work and is a faculty chair at Lansing Community College.

William Hastings works at Farley's Bookshop. His work can be found in Cape Cod Noir, Boulevard, Writer's Tribe Review, and Hanging Loose. He is a contributing editor at Boulevard and the fiction editor of Ping-Pong, the Henry Miller Memorial Library's magazine. He is a 2013 Pushcart nominee.

Mike Miner's stories can be found in the anthologies, Lost Children: Protectors, Pulp Ink 2 and the Plan B Anthology as well as a variety of online journals. He is the author of the short story collection, Everything She Knows, as well as two forthcoming novels.

Matt Williamson is Executive Editor at Unstuck, an independent literary annual that focuses on stories of the surreal and the fantastic.


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