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Posted: February 18, 2013
Digital storyteller Moffett to speak at CCU

Kevin Moffett, writer and co-collaborator on the digital storytelling project "Silent History," will speak on Monday, March 4 at 4 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University's Thomas W. & Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts, room 152. The talk is part of the Master of Arts in Writing's speaker series. The event is free and open to the public.

Moffett will also host a student forum on Tuesday, March 5 from 9:20 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. in the Edwards building, room 109. The forum is free and open to all students.

"The Silent History" is essentially a fictional e-book with reader interaction. Sold as an app, this serialized novel is written and designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. It uses the devices GPS and touch-screen to communicate and collaborate with the reader in this sprawling story/scavenger hunt about a generation of children born without language. "The Silent History" made news last October for being selected as one of six projects for "The New Frontier Story Lab," a creative program with the Sundance Institute.

Moffett has also published two collections of short stories. The first, "Permanent Visitors," won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Believer Book Award. His latest collection, "Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events" was released in March 2012 from Harper Perennial.

For additional information, contact Jen Boyle at jboyle@coastal.edu or 843-349-6654.

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