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Brave New Word call-out for applications Utopia / Dystopia

2 January 2018

UTOPIA//DYSTOPIA

VISIONS OF A NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE

And indeed there will be time

To wonder, “Do I dare?’ And ‘Do I dare?’

Make no bones about it: looking ahead is baffling. It’s enough to worry about what we’re having for lunch tomorrow, let alone the state of the world in years to come. And look at where we are now: people are investing in cryptocurrencies left right and centre and last year a robot was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship. But our passports are turning blue again, there’s another royal wedding and we’ve just brought in the new year with a night out we’ve been to a thousand times before. Are we going back to the future?

It could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare. Speculation about what the future holds is rife, from the romantic to the downright apocalyptic. Will global warming wipe us all out or has Elon Musk got an ace up his sleeve that will save is all?

Brave New Word kicking off 2018 looking ahead and we want to know what happens next.

BRVAE NEW WORD - "We’re looking for new writing on the theme of UTOPIA//DYSTOPIA: visions of a not so distant future. We would love to see this interpreted and reimagined in as many ways as possible, but please be aware that we will not be accepting entries for this event on any other theme."

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 14th January 2018 at midnight. 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES HERE

Send applications to BRAVE NEW WORD HERE

Brave New Word's next event UTOPIA//DYSTOPIA: Visions of a Not So Distant Future  6th & 7th February 8pm Arcola, London.