Hello there, I'm Charlene Putney! I'm a writer from Dublin, Ireland. At the moment, I live in Copenhagen. I'm currently:
A university lecturer on interactive fiction, RPGs and project management;
A creative yoga teacher;
A speaker at play conferences and game jams;
…and when I’m not busy with those things, I work on my own writing, including a speculative fiction novel.
Once upon a time, I worked for both Google and Facebook in management positions before deciding to try to live more creatively. It’s been working out pretty good since 2013, long may it continue!
I like to speak on the intersections between writing, play and psychology. I’ve given talks at many festivals, and game jams, including:
Getting 450 people to just breathe at A:MAZE Berlin;
Speaking to full houses on "Arcane Play: Occult Influences in Games ... & Vice Versa" at GameCity and on “Playful Occulture: Application of Esoteric Techniques on Playful Culture” at the Playful Arts Festival.
I'd probably like to speak at your event too, so please let me know if you think I'd be a good fit!
This site exists to collect my online work and to seek out fellow travellers for contact/collaboration. If that sounds like you, get in touch!