Nottingham City Council’s innovative ‘Storysmash’ project will officially launch on Saturday 24 June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson on hand to introduce this 12-month programme and to talk about his own experiences in the world of literature. After the launch, Higson will run an inspiring, interactive masterclass workshop, talk and book signing for the public (3-6pm – tickets available online £12).
The ‘Storysmash’ project is designed for 11-25 year olds in the city to learn how to write and build their own digital games. No skills or experience are necessary, just imagination and enthusiasm. Games are written in TWINE and participants will come through the project, not only with their own video game, but with improved literacy skills and experience to enhance their career prospects.
The ‘Storysmash’ project has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the value of £226,235 and will be delivered by Nottingham City Libraries in partnership with Nottingham Videogame Foundation, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and supported by the University of Nottingham.
More information on Storysmash, Charlie Higson and to register attendance can be found on the Nottingham City Council website.
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Posted on Wednesday 21st June 2017