Added on 6 February 2023

MIX 2023, a biennial conference on where and how creative writing and emerging technologies meet, will be co-hosted by Bath Spa University and the British Library on 7 July, 2023 at the British Library, London. 

It will coincide with the British Library’s Digital Storytelling exhibition of digital literature and emerging formats, which will highlight digital publishing over recent years. MIX 2023 will enable scholars and practitioners to come together to explore the exhibition at the British Library as well as share current research and practice in the rapidly developing field of storytelling in immersive environments.

Conference Themes

  • Storytelling in Immersive Media

  • Interactive and Locative works

  • Narrative Games

  • Storytelling with AI

  • Digital Preservation, Archiving and Enhanced Curation

MIX 2023 invites proposals for 15 min papers or presentations and 6 min lightning talks from technologists and creative writers and poets working in the digital realm, including artists and practitioners, as well as academic researchers and independent scholars. The conference is particularly interested in the work and views of creators, audiences and communities currently underrepresented across writing and technology. Papers, presentations, and lightning talks focused on teaching and pedagogy are also welcome.

If you are unable to attend MIX2023 in person, a limited number of pre-recorded presentations will be accepted. Please get in touch if you would like to propose one of these.

How to Submit

MIX 2023 would like to hear from you if you have an abstract or proposal for a 6 minute lightning talk or 15 minute paper or presentation. Most sessions will be 60 minutes long, with time for 3 papers and 15 minutes of questions. Group panel proposals for 60 minute panels (composed of three papers or presentations) will also be accepted.

To submit, please send a 300 word abstract or summary of each paper or presentation you are proposing here: 

When you submit, please select which of the themes your submission best fits. Please include a 100 word biography (include biographies of all other speakers if you are proposing a panel). For any queries about this conference please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submission is Monday 13th February.

You will be informed whether your submission has been successful by the end of February.  

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