Writing the Future

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Writers wearing future perception devices and investigating a red and white object in Hexham during fieldwork to the future in the Writing the Future workshop I just ran in Hexham Book Festival with Rob La Frenais.

We looked at the openings of future fiction novels by J.G. Ballard, Ursula LeGuin and Russell Hoban and wrote our own openings for future scenarios. We invented fictional technologies including geo-reading shoes, truth magnets and empathy lozenges:

 

We investigated Hexham through the eyes of a visitor from another planet and another time. A selection of outcomes from the workshop will be presented in Continuum at Allenheads Contemporary Arts 21-23 June.

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