4th November 2022 by

Page Breaks: Twitter Fiction

As Elon takes over Twitter, we’ll think about some creative literary uses of the platform. On Tuesday 8th November, our topic is the concise art of Twitter Fiction. Love it or hate it, come along to share your views – or find out what it is!

“With Twitter fiction, people are taking the limitation of 140 characters and doing something creative. It’s a slightly different art form and it creates a different experience of fiction.”

Melissa Terras, quoted in The Atlantic

Text (Reading)

  • “The Rise of Twitter Fiction” (The Atlantic, 2015)
  • Twitter Fiction, e.g. any of the examples from the article above, or in these articles:
    “Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels” (The Guardian, 2012)
    “13 Beautiful Examples of Twitter Fiction” (Mic.com, 2014)

Time and Place

  • Tuesday 8th November 2022, 1 pm
  • Arts Lecture Room 237 or via Zoom (Use this link; password: pagebreaks)

Looking forward to seeing you soon! This event is run by Dorothy Butchard and Toria Johnson (d.butchard@bham.ac.uk and t.johnson@bham.ac.uk). Please email us if you have any questions, or if you’re coming for the first time and would like to introduce yourself – but you’re also welcome to just turn up in any week!


Page Breaks is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. We meet weekly in term-time, and this year we’re trialling a return to in-person meetings with tea, coffee, and biscuits. All welcome!