Tuesday28Mar 2017

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Writing for Video Games

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.
2017-03-28 19:00 2017-03-28 21:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop DT 005 Doti Hall 005 Allison DeVries devries@chapman.edu

RSVP is required

Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through my.chapman.edu. Course number is GUS 530.

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are invited to attend.

Each semester Wilkinson College offers a variety of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. Graduate Students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through my.chapman.edu. Course number is GUS 530. Undergraduate students who have been admitted to a 4+1 program or who have less than 18 credits remaining for graduation may register through the Undergraduate Request to Register for Graduate Course form available on the Office of the Registrar's website.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 7-9:50PM
Writing for Video Games 
Doti Hall 005
In this digital age of social media, multimodal texts, augmented and virtual reality, interactive, immersive narrative is the new frontier of storytelling. This workshop will introduce participants to the possibilities of narrative an interactive, choice-based environments, examining the shifting roles of author and reader/player, and the remediation of traditional, linear methods of narrative into non-linear possibility spaces where story is created through play.
Morgan M. Read-Davidson, Instructor, Department of English; Director, Undergraduate Writing Programs
Morgan Read-Davidson appears as many avatars. A graduate of Chapman University’s film school in 2002, he won a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, and worked as screenwriter in Los Angeles. At the same time, he completed a Masters in English Studies and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Chapman (2007), and began teaching Rhetoric and Creative Writing.  He moonlights as a living history Iron Age re-enactor, disappears for periods into the alpine reaches of the Cascades, Sierras, and Rocky Mountains, and has been sighted wrangling child actors for musical theatre productions. He writes historical fiction, memoir, rhetorical criticism, praxis in pedagogy, and indie screenplays. Instead of sleep he plays video games. He joined Chapman’s English department in 2010, and developed the Iluminación Writing Program to create bridges between the university ivory tower and the local community. He currently directs the Rhetoric and Writing program and undergraduate Creative Writing. His most important role, however, is as his daughter’s nightly bard, where he tells the ongoing epic of “Rocky Raccoon and Harvey the Dog.”

You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6752.

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