Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Book of 100 Days

I love being part of 26 projects, and their latest has been no exception.  In response to the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, 100 writers have been asked to write 100 words (a centena) on someone who lived through World War I.  Here 's the brief:

Exactly 100 words long, with the first three words repeated as the piece’s conclusion, each centena will focus on an individual who was alive between 28 July 1914 (when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia) and 11 November 1918 (Armistice Day) and reflect the myriad ways in which the ‘war to end all wars’ affected their lives. While the individual will be a real person, each centena will inevitably explore the borderlines between fact and fiction. Our goal is to represent every part of society in the UK and internationally and create a unique meditation on war and peace from as many different points of views as possible.

The online project starts on 5 August and will run for 100 days, finishing on 12 November.*  But the organisers felt that the project needed to exist in tangible book form as well, and are busily crowdfunding to make that happen.  If you would like to have a copy of what I think will be a moving and beautiful book, please visit the page here.

*My slot is 10 November.


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