Chris Horkan

Portfolio site for a Manchester-based journalist and web developer

Posted on October 16, 2008 No Comments launched in October 2008 as part of Manchester Literature Festival. Kate Feld, a North West-based freelance writer, received funding from Arts Council England for an innovative literature project for Greater Manchester. She asked me to build a website that would allow stories and poems by both commissioned writers and the general public to be added to an interactive Google map of the city.

The resulting website has so far received coverage in Metro newspaper and on Manchester Confidential, plus on several literature websites and blogs. By the end of its first week, had attracted 7,000 page views and 20 submissions from the public – with the best now being added on a weekly basis. Kate and I are jointly responsible for selecting and editing this work.

Further commissions are planned for 2009, plus literature events and workshops.

About Chris Horkan

I'm a journalist and web developer based in Manchester, England. I specialise in arts, culture, technology and the internet.