Presenting the 2006 TCF ShortDocs: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story

For the 2006 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with cartoonist and illustrator Matt Madden.

2006 / Carma Jolly / Jill Dorothy Summers / Julie Shapiro / Matt Madden / Sasha Aslanian / Zoe Irvine / Third Coast Conference, USA


For the 2006 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with cartoonist and illustrator Matt Madden.

99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works incorporating specific guidelines: an opening sentence, three sounds, and an exact length of 2min, 30 seconds.

Four "Ways" were chosen as the 2006 ShortDocs, and in this session are presented by their producers, along with a few other noteworthy submissions. Madden also presents his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, and talks about other "Oulipoian" projects - from music, film, and literature - that explore the idea of telling a single story from multiple perspectives.

Presenting the 2006 TCF ShortDocs: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story, is moderated by Julie Shapiro with guest Matt Madden, and features producers Sasha Aslanian, Zoe Irvine, Carma Jolly and Jill Summers.


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Carma Jolly

Carma Jolly is a producer at CBC Radio's Outfront, a Canadian radio program that invites listeners to create documentaries about themselves.

Jill Dorothy Summers

Jill Dorothy Summers's audio fiction has been featured internationally by Chicago Public Radio, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and New Adventures in Sound Art.

Matt Madden

Matt Madden lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and fellow cartoonist, Jessica Abel, and their two children. He is a cartoonist and illustrator who also teaches comics and drawing at the School of Visual Arts. His recent work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, a collection of his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style and A Fine Mess, Madden's anthology series.

Zoe Irvine

Zoe Irvine's background is in visual art, but she began to work with sound in 1994.


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