Debra Di Blasi 'Fall Into The Gap - Part 1'

Debra Di Blasi narrates her 2008 Associated Writing Programs (AWP) presentation on the marriage of text and image in fiction and other narrative forms. Recommended reading for literary and art critics, creative writing and English professors, and writers who aspire toward approaching, Herein, Di Blasi discuss Bardo, neurological synapses, amazon.com's Kindle, virtual reality, Second Life (and lives), typeface design and usage, advertising, brain computer interface, Oblomov, willful ignorance, and much more. Originally presented on the AWP panel, "1000 Pictures."

Bio: Debra Di Blasi www.debradiblasi.com is the author of The Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions (FC2/University of Alabama Press), Prayers of an Accidental Nature (Coffee House Press); and Drought & Say What You Like (New Directions). Awards include a James C. McCormick Fiction Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Kansas City Metropoliltan Arts Council Inspiration Grant, Thorpe Menn Book Award, and Cinovation Screenwriting Award, among others. The film based on her novella, Drought, won a host of national and international awards, and was one of only six US films invited to the Universe Elle section of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Her innovative writing has been adapted to film, radio, music and theatre, here and abroad, and most recently appears in the anthologies, Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers in the 21st Century (Spuyten Duyvil); Best of Notre Dame Review (Notre Dame Press), Brothers & Beasts (Wayne State University Press), Acido (Mexico City, Mexico). She taught innovative literary forms, including mixed media fiction, for 8 years at Kansas City Art Institute where she received her BFA in painting, and was the arts critic for The Pitch, as well as contributing arts critic for SOMA Magazine and New Art Examiner. Debra is president of Jaded Ibis Productions, Inc., a transmedia corporation™, producing a mélange of prose, poetry, video, audio, music, visual art, and ironic consumer products, and the vodcast arts network, BLEED.

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