Top Story Tuesday: August 14

The Toronto Public Library is writing a book in a very unique way: by enlisting the help of local residents on Twitter.

City librarian Vickery Bowles tweeted the opening line of the story, and encouraged Torontonians to contribute too.

Using the hashtag #TorontoWritesABook, people can tweet a sentence to contribute to the story, and Twitter users vote on which tweet should be the next line in the story. Local organizations, personalities and authors such as David Bezmozgis and Catherine Hernandez will be participating.

“Toronto is home to so many diverse voices and experiences, and this story will celebrate that diversity by telling a story through a collaboration of thoughts, ideas and creativity,” said Bowles.

The completed story will be shared on TPL’s website, and the story may get a print edition too!

So start brainstorming your story ideas, Savvy Readers! Tweet your ideas to @torontolibrary and read more about the project here.

What do you think about this collaborative modern storytelling? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!



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