Writers' Café: Writing with Voices: Audio Poetics and the Art of Appropriation—Erin Anderson

October 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Note: This session will be in digital lab CL 435, NOT in the Writing Center, and we have room for just 20 participants. Please reserve a seat by emailing edelman@pitt.edu. We’ll keep a waiting list after 20 register. 

In this session, we’ll consider how to make use of recorded voices as materials for writerly invention. We’ll listen to short works of sound poetry/audio art and then try our own experiments in audio appropriation and remix. Participants will get hands-on experience with audio editing, while exploring the creative potential of writing with the voices of others. This session welcomes writers from all genres and backgrounds. No previous experience is expected or required. Please bring headphones (required) and a USB thumb drive (optional), if you’d like to save your work.

Erin Anderson is a multimedia storyteller, audio producer, and assistant professor in the Writing Program, specializing in digital narrative. Her work spans across genres and platforms, including narrative podcasts, multimedia nonfiction, and gallery installations. She is the author/producer of “What Hadn’t Happened,” winner of The Atavist’s Digital Storymakers Award (2013) and Our Time Is Up, winner of a Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award (2016). Her radio/podcast work has recently aired on Serendipity and KCRW’s UnFictional. She is currently developing an audio installation for the Smithsonian Institution’s ACC Creativity and Innovation Festival, which will debut October 2017.