THE FUTURE OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN THE DIGITAL ERA

On 2-4 June 2016 the British Council, in partnership with the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, will hold a 3-day Future of the Word Forum, devoted to new perspectives on reading culture, the publishing industry and creative literary process in the UK and Russia.

If you can't attend the forum in person, then join us online!

The core of the festival will be a wide-ranging Language and Literature think tank where UK and Russian professionals in digital technologies, publishing, media, design, software programming and artists, writers, journalists, literature critics, and linguists will work together to explore the phenomenon of the word and its evolution in the 21 century from various perspectives. Alongside the think tank, which is an industry-oriented event, there will be an extensive public programme with talks, round tables and discussions with key speakers, live-streamed sessions, and evening film screening and meet-up activities.

The Future of the Word Forum is part of the wider programme for the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.