‘Transmedia: Storytelling as Worldbuilding’ in N. Bennington
A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presentation sponsored in part by the McCullough Library and the Friends of Robert Frost will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at The Left Bank, 5 Bank Street, North Bennington. Technology has inspired new ways of defining, crafting and sharing stories – one of the more exciting developments is transmedia storytelling. This innovative approach involves building a story world of sorts to create a deeper experience. Interactive story worlds are nothing new. The oral tale-telling tradition itself was a highly interactive experience. What’s more, storytellers have long crafted stories with a heightened sense of narratives’ geographical contexts; JRR Tolkien and William Faulkner, for example. In this talk, writer and Champlain College professor Erik Esckilsen will explore the tradition of cosmoplastic – that is, world-building – storytelling from the past to the digital present. This event is free and the building is accessible to people with mobility challenges. Refreshments will be available. For details, go to mcculloughlibrary.org.