Digital Platforms and Writing Series – Part One


Word of Colour Productions interviews self confessed tech geek, writer and editor Jacob Sam-La Rose on the impact of digital platforms and trends on his writing. In 2012, Jacob’s poetry collection ‘Breaking Silence’ (Bloodaxe) was shortlisted for both the Forward Felix Dennis Award and the Aldeburgh Fenton Award. A techie and writer since the 1990s, Jacob has developed websites for literature development agencies, including Spread the Word, Apples & Snakes and Black Inc, and continues to advocate for the positive impact of new technology on literary and cross-art practice. This interview was filmed in partnership with The Writing Platform (, a new website and programme of live events dedicated to arming writers with digital knowledge. This interview is the first of four profiles that Words of Colour Productions will produce for the new portal.

Supported by The Writing Platform

Joy Francis
Nathan Richards