Syllble (pronounced syll• a • ble) is a new a literary scene powered by the internet and the collaborations of writers connecting locally and from all around the globe. Syllble believes that writers can go further by working together through collaboration and crowdsourcing. Syllble empowers writers to express themselves, share ideas and create new and bold stories that makes us think differently. Our mission is the advancement of all writers to lead in the 21st century creative economy.
Across history, there has been a long of tradition of writers connecting in small groups at local gathering places to support and critique each other’s work, share ideas and build community. Those encounters and collaborations have often fueled literary movements that have in turned generated social, intellectual and artistic explosions which has contributed to human progress.
That is our aim.
the lost generation.
A group of American expatriate writers lived in Paris and searched for new values and the meaning of the human condition in a post-WWI world. Those who defined this literary movement included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, T.S Elliot and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
the harlem renaissance.
A literary revolution that took place in Harlem, New York. It was the rebirth of African-American Arts and was spurred by the rampant legal segregation and lack of economic opportunities that caused the mass movement of African-Americans to northern states. Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Lois Mailou Jones, and Alain Locke are prominent figures of the period.
the beat generation.
Spurred by the collaborations of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Gregory Corso, the beat generation was a literary movement during the post-war II era that rejected western values and deep materialism. It influenced people’s move towards spiritual quest and exploration, non-conformity and spontaneous creativity.