We’re very excited to announce that Jay Bernard will be The Poetry School’s 4th Digital Poet in Residence, following on from previous residencees Kim Moore, Alex MacDonald and Claire Trévien.
Jay’s ‘An Untitled Text Adventure’ starts this Monday 11 August 2014, in which she will write and create a prototype for an online text adventure. These grew out of early computing and are essentially narrative games that require basic interactions from the user. Over the next five weeks Jay will build one that plays with the way memorialisation changes not only the past but our view of the present. You can follow the project at jaybernard.co.uk/untitledtextadventure.
Jay will also be running an Open Workshop and doing other digitally bits and pieces too. As ever, please check CAMPUS for all the latest news.
Jay Bernard is from London. She is author of two books, English Breakfast (2013) and Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2008); her work has been featured in magazines such as Magma, Dazed & Confused, MsLexia, plus many zines such as Shape & Situate. Jay is currently the 2014 Helen Fraser fellow at Hamish Hamilton, part of Spread the Word’s The Complete Works II, winner of the Cafe Writers 2014 pamphlet competition, alumnus of the Royal Court young writers programme and joint artist in residence for TFL’s Year of the Bus campaign in association with Art on the Underground. In 2013 Jay was CityRead resident at the London Metropolitan Archives and in 2012 she completed a fellowship at the National University of Singapore where she curated a graphic arts and poetry exhibition I SEE YOU. After reading English at university, Jay studied programming at Makers Academy. She is a Foyle Young Poet, a London Respect Slam winner and was PBS pamphlet choice for Summer 2008. She is the Poetry School’s 4th Digital Poet in Residence. @brrnrrd / jaybernard.co.uk.