I came across a Twitter posting just now with a link to an article on the NYTimes called “The End of Genius”:
The call for dialogic thinking is nothing new for Inkshedders, of course, but it served as a nice summary of the thinking that initially inspired the Inkshed conference. And that inspired me to communicate with the rest of this list about next year’s conference.
The conference organizers are Andrea Williams, Deborah Tihanyi, and Roger Graves. We’ve tentatively identified Thursday, May 28, 2015 as the date in Ottawa at the Mill Street Brew Pub. One month before the face-to-face conference, we’ll open up a website called “The Game of Writing” (https://gwrit.ualberta.ca/) that we’ve developed here at the University of Alberta. In this online environment, we’ll encourage Inkshedders to draft, exchange ideas, comment, and post their work. The writing done on the site will form the basis for the face-to-face conference: it will be presented, workshopped, and responded to with the assumption that the attendees will have seen earlier versions of the work on the Game of Writing website. We’re also planning to have one or two formal speakers/discussions.
We’ll do this in the context of the dialogic model of thinking and creating that originally inspired Inkshed and remains its touchstone. We’ll post more information about the conference as it becomes available. For now. mark the date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Where will it be held?
We have selected as the location for Inkshed 31 The Mill Street Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St. Ottawa (http://ottawa.