R266. New Media Beyond the Book: A How-to Session

Room 608, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel will demonstrate how authors might broadly adapt their work for new media environments: from iPad apps addressing questions of innovation, to websites supplanting the printed text as the primary product, to e-books moving beyond electronic doubles of the original hard copy. This panel is a “how-to” for the future of the book. From these examples, authors will leave with concrete strategies for furthering their new media projects, even when their expertise is limited to the page.



Alexandra Chasin is the author of Selling Out, Kissed By, and the recent app/novella "Brief." Chasin held a 2012 NYFA Fellowship for Fiction and she is currently a Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY. She is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Lang College, The New School in NYC.

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet working across media platforms. She is the author of Handiwork; Tonal Saw, a chapbook; and, Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented reality poems created with Brad Bouse. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Kate Durbin is the author of The Ravenous Audience, E! Entertainment, Kim's Fairytale Wedding, and co-author of Abra, forthcoming as an app and artist's book. She is recipient of an Expanded Artist's Book grant from Center for Book and Paper Arts, and founding editor of the online journal Gaga Stigmata.

Samantha Gorman is a writer and media artist who composes for the intersection of text and digital culture. Recent work includes the hybrid iPad novella "Penumbra." She holds an MFA and BA from Brown University in Literary Arts, and she is currently pursuing her PhD at USC in Media Arts and Practice.

Ian Hatcher


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center