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The Boston T1 Party


Photo of T1 Party readers

The Boston T1 Party was a hit! More than 100 people turned out and Bernie Margolis, president of the Boston Public Library, accepted copies of electronic literature works on physical media to add to the library's collection. The photo above shows all but the two most elusive writers of electronic literature, Adam Cadre and Dirk Stratton, who were in attendance. (They will be Photoshopped in soon.) From left to right: William Gillespie, Talan Memmott, Rob Wittig, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Scott Rettberg, M.D. Coverly, Shelley Jackson (on piano), Kurt Heintz, and Nick Montfort.

Boston Public Library
Rabb Auditorium
6:30pm - 8:30pm
25 April 2001
Admission: free

Online writing is revolutionary - and no solitary affair. The Electronic Literature Organization presented award-winning authors reading from their projected work: Shelley Jackson's monster showed off her stitches, with the audience indicating which thread to follow. The Unknow let the audience yell out when they wanted to switch scenes. The Ed Report team offered a "press conference" about their mock government report. M.D. Coverley revealed "Hidden Places in Califia," reading the concealed beginning and ending of a story about a character the audience selects.

Adam Cadre
      Photopia, 1998 Interactive Fiction Competition winner

M.D. Coverley

William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Dirk Stratton
      The Unknown, 1998 trAce/Alt-X winner

Kurt Heintz
      With participants from the e-poets network

Shelley Jackson
      Patchwork Girl

Talan Memmott
      Lexia to Perplexia, 2000 trAce/Alt-X winner

Nick Montfort and William Gillespie
      The Ed Report, 2000 trAce/Alt-X honorable mention

Noah Wardrip-Fruin
      Gray Matters

Rob Wittig
      tank20 Literary Studios — Blue Company

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