From the New York Times Arts Beat blog:
Twitter has already made a mark in the literary world, through experiments like Jennifer Egan’s tweet-by-tweet New Yorker story, “Black Box,” and Ben Okri’s line-a-day poem — not to mention the continuing debate over whether that microblogging service has turned the once-contentious literary world into a boring mutual appreciation society.
But now partisans of twitterature have their own official international powwow, thanks to the five-day Twitter Fiction Festival, which began Wednesday under the hashtag #twitterfiction.
The participants, some two dozen published and neophyte authors from five continents chosen by a panel of American publishing insiders, are posting in five different languages, often with input solicited from readers.
Link to the rest at Arts Beat