ReAuthoring seeks to reinvigorate the reader’s encounter with the author, moving away from the traditional reading, towards something with more appeal to new audiences. We work within a wide range of media, authors and community groups to create literary performance that is engrossing, democratic and enlightening, without losing sight of the essential nature of the book and the author.

Current Projects

Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 9.41.56 AMYOU, ME & EVERYONE IN PORTSMOUTH will be a true tale of the city, crowd-sourced from school children and community elders: from people on the street to local businesspersons. Using powerful projection technology, this collective story will pour across the massive Guildhall in an inclusive, immersive literary spectacle unlike any this very literary city – Dickens, Wells, Doyle, etc. – has ever experienced.

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You, Me & Everyone in Portsmouth

You, Me & Everyone in Portsmouth

We're so pleased and proud to be supported by Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council to deliver an epic work of literary art, which we're calling You, Me & Everyone in Portsmouth. An extensive writer and community development process will lead to a big event over the weekend of 25 Octo[...]
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How do we create more space for prose writing on the live lit scene?

That was the question I posed last Friday at a live literature symposium, teasingly titled 'Do We Need To Talk About This?'. The event was sponsored by Writers Centre Norwich, which is to be commended for bringing together so many thoughtful people and creating a generous, exciting atmosphere for di[...]
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Time for a meta-bookfest revolution?

I strolled into the shiny, vaguely imperial environs of King's Place on Sunday afternoon full of hope. It was high tide for this year's Jewish Book Week, and one of my modern intellectual heroes, Philippe Sands, was to be in conversation with Laurent Binet, the writer of what is, at present, my favo[...]
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Two more offerings...

...from our our recent ReAuthoring gathering, in which six carefully constructed and interrelated sentences became the springboard for a series of short stories that branch off from, often return to, the original words. Process-wise, each sentence is written on a separate page; each page is picked u[...]
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Of a Sunday afternoon

...and a gathering of ReAuthoring veterans at the gorgeous home of Sarah Salway. We ate, we drank, we talked writing, life, the universe and...well, you know. But it wouldn't have been a ReAuthoring gig without a bit of writerly play, in this case a random story-generating exercise that made its [...]