IN SO MANY WORDS
Will Harvie, Moata Tamaira, Lara Strongman & Donna Robertson
In good times – and in bad, as Christchurch knows all too well – social media have an unparalleled ability to give an immediate account of events and to convey vital information. But how does the traditional written word make its way in a world of tweeting, blogging, Facebook and digital publishing? Can traditional books and the social media work happily together and, if so, how? A group of techno-savvy communicators, Will Harvie, Lara Strongman, Moata Tamaira and Donna Robertson, discuss these matters and much more. Follow them as they blog and tweet during the festival.
Will Harvie is the technology and TV editor at The Press, the Fairfax Christchurch earthquake blogger and an unpublished fiction writer.
Personal Twitter: @will_harvie
Donna Robertson is the editor of the Christchurch City Libraries web team. The library has been blogging since May 2007 and tweeting as @ChristchurchLib since September 2010.
Libraries Twitter account: @ChristchurchLib Personal Twitter: @kebabette Libraries blog is at http://cclblog.wordpress.com/
Lara Strongman is a writer, art historian and formerly senior curator/deputy director at City Gallery Wellington. Twitter: @cherylbernstein
Moata Tamaira is a library web editor by day and at night, an award-winning blogger for stuff.co.nz. Twitter: @MoataTamaira Blog: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/moatas-blog-idle/
Chair: Graham Beattie, former bookseller and publisher, is the pre-eminent blogger of the New Zealand book trade. http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.co.nz/
30 Aug 2012 until 2 Sep 2012
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM