Rob Sherman (author of Black Crown, The Spare Set, and various other IF; sometimes a visitor to the Oxford/London IF Meetup) is currently writer-in-residence at the British Library.
They’re holding a couple of upcoming events:
an open studio this Saturday, Jan. 17, which described thus:
Writer-in-Residence Rob Sherman, attached to the current Lines In The Ice exhibition about polar exploration, will holding an open studio session all day in the exhibition space. Come and see his work in progress, ask him questions, hear musical performances, explore his process and learn how to make interactive games yourself. An advance word of warning: do not eat the ship’s tack.
The studio event is open to drop-ins from 11 AM to 5 PM (no form of RSVP required):
Writer-in-Residence Rob Sherman will curate an evening of talks, traditional music, readings and recitals, looking back on his brief time at the Library. Alongside fellow Arctic poets and digital artists such as JR Carpenter, Nancy Campbell and Kate Pullinger, he will take you into the ever-forming world of Isaak Scinbank, his fictional Arctic explorer and the fulcrum of the variety of physical and digital pieces collectively titled On My Wife’s Back.
There is also
an evening talk on Thursday Feb. 5. That event starts at 6 PM and requires a (free) ticket.
A bunch of us from the Oxford/London meetup are planning to attend this Saturday’s thing, and I will probably also go myself to the Thursday evening. The British Library is a nifty venue for events, Rob’s stuff is consistently interesting, and I’m hoping the library sees enough interest to continue working with interactive fiction authors. So if you’re interested, please join us!
For a second I thought Rob Wheeler and Howard Sherman had fused.