Saturday, October 3, 2009

An Exquisite Corpse

An exquisite corpse in not necessarily a terribly beautiful and recently deceased individual, despite the sudden rash of zombies and vampires that seems to be taking over the world. Sometimes an exquisite corpse is a game. You write a bit of a story on a piece of paper and fold it over. Then someone else writes the next bit and folds it over, and so on and so on, until everyone has written and you read all the hidden bits together and find out what happens in the story.

Jon Scieszka, aka, author of many awesome books (including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales), aka, the National Ambassador For Young People's Literature, has launched just such an exquisite corpse story. It will last a year, with an episode every two weeks, each one created by amazing writers and illustrators (let me give you a taste: M. T. Anderson, Daniel Handler -- who is also Lemony Snicket, Shannon Hale, Susan Cooper...) and posted on a really swanky website that pretends to be a book, complete with pages to turn.

Interested? Intrigued? Go here:
or you can just click here

Thanks Megan for pointing this out

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