VirtualDayz

I explore media in transition. My research encompasses film, video, print, digital arts, and the web. I'm interested in what artists and writers are doing and in what critics and scholars are saying.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Leah's Belated Hurrah

My novel, Arella's Repertoire, is undergoing another transformation. A Time Traveler En Route: Leah’s Belated Hurrah, the latest incarnation of this hybrid text, can be read in a variety of ways: as a linear narrative; as the early stages of a script for film, video, or interactive digital platforms; and as the basis of a choreographed dance performance.

The entire piece contains separate chapters/performances for selected time periods in the main character’s life, from childhood to middle age. Each decade of her life is represented: Chronologically, the first performance takes place in the mid-1960s, and the last one, so far, takes place in the mid-1990s. I may add new chapters later, crossing over into the twenty-first century.

A Time Traveler En Route: Leah’s Belated Hurrah may be read in any order, since each chapter is designed to stand on its own, as well as part of the ongoing narrative. I've been posting excerpts on Scribd (the YouTube for writers). "A Child's Space" is the only chapter accessible to the public now, although I may make other chapters public later.

For an overview of all the documents I've posted on Scribd, click here.

I'm also experimenting with "FiledBy," a new site for published books. I now have a profile.

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