A New Type of Storytelling February 4, 2010Posted by pupfiction in Uncategorized.
Tags: audiobooks, BBC, Booklist, books, collaboration, twitter
Remember when you were a girl scout/boy scout/camp counselor/kid, etc. and you would tell a story by each person adding on another line? Well now you have an opportunity to do that again, in a global and virtual fashion through the help of BBC Audiobooks America, Twitter and New York Times #1 bestselling author, Meg Cabot. Booklist Online’s Audiobooker blog reports that, beginning at noon (EST) on February 16th, would-be collaborators can tweet @BBCAA with the hashtag #bbcawdio to participate. The best tweet will be chosen and re-tweeted so that the story can continue. When the story is completed it will recorded into an audiobook and available for free download. (If it sounds like I am speaking a foreign language, check out the Twittonary here.)
I have never participated in a Twitter conversation because I am always afraid that it will be too messy or move too fast to keep up with, but I am excited to check out the unraveling of a story. It will be interesting to see which tweets make the cut and which fail. I think this would be a great event for literature classes to participate in. What do you think? Will you be participating in a collaborative audiobook?