Jarred McGinnis

Creative Director, The Special Relationship

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Jarred McGinnis was the creative director for Moby-Dick Unabridged, a four-day immersive multimedia reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick at the Southbank Centre, involving hundreds of participants.

His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and appeared in respected journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland. 

Summary of work

The Special Relationship has been creating and hosting literary events since 2010. Our goal is to create memorable events that celebrate the written word. We like to collaborate/integrate/mix with other artistic forms (e.g. illustration, video, music, set design, dance, theatre). We want to bring new audiences to literature.

Summary of work to develop

I'm currently interested in creating work that bleeds between live event and the written work, between author and character, between literature and visual art. I'd be interested to hear about digital projects as well.



The Event's the Thing

A provocation from Jarred McGinnis.





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