Twine Workshops

I chose Twine as a tool because it can be used in many ways to produce work, even by people who are not familiar with it and who have no desire to become coders. 

I will run workshops and support networks alongside the journal. We will also aim to introduce the teaching of hybridity into creative writing, fine art and other degree courses.

In order to kickstart this space I will be running a series of workshops to encourage writers and artists to engage with the notion of using Twine. Entwine will provide a platform for hosting any work produced with this tool that they want to publish. 

Twine itself is a free tool and it produces ordinary web based hypertext so there is no restriction on how or where work is published. The aim of Entwine is to provide a space that makes first steps in this space easy and to hopefully host exemplary work to encourage others.

I will be running free workshops in the first part of 2022 in order to get the ball rolling. I am looking for writers, poets, artists and others who want to try using this tool to extend the range of their work.

As part of the workshops I will provide a platform for hosting any work produced with this tool that you want to publish. 

What is Twine and how to get it

What Twine can do in relation to writing and presenting texts

Examples of Twine projects

Experimental poetry, prose, long-form, images

Production and discussion of work

How to publish with Twine

Each week after Week 1 will be split between discussion of work and production of new work. 

Each week we will be introduced to a new tool or option and we will use it to produce a short piece of work. During this I will be available for questions.

For the second half of the workshop we will discuss examples of work and what we have produced.

In the final workshop we will discuss potential projects and look further at Twine’s potential.

After the workshops participants will be able to use me for support questions and also to host their work in my experimental Twine site.

Workshop content

Introduction to Twine, Harlowe and participants

Basic tools and basic passages – what is the point of using Twine.

Links and text mapping – how to think about making a text with Twine

Popups, overlays, dialog boxes – things that pop

Formatting and layout – be led by the tool or lead the tool

Transitions – getting from one thing to another and back again.

Appearing and disappearing text – adding time to text.

Showing routes, tracking parts – how do we know our reader read it?

Images and sounds – mixing with media

Uploading to the web – how to publish your Twine texts.