How do you feel about the things you’ve nearly done in your life?
“Chris Meade is an artistic explorer. It’s great to see his work come to such vivid life. The Nearly Project is fascinating, playful, serious, wide-ranging, truly thought-provoking. What Didn’t Quite is beautifully written.” – David Almond, author of Skellig, My Name is Mina.
Do you feel bitter regrets or blessed relief? Which close shaves and near misses do you remember? Who do you tell about those quirky / funny / sexy / sad / mad / bad / weird things that didn’t quite happen to you?
Nearlyologists Carraday, Freya and Jamie gather examples of ‘Nearlies’ which they help people to acknowledge and celebrate, turn into actions or dissolve into the Nearlyverse. They’re the protagonists in WHAT DIDN’T QUITE, a transmedia literary fiction.
On this site you’ll also find a trailer of extracts from the novel, the Nearly Manifesto, an archive of the Nearlies gathered. You can book the Nearlyologists for your festival or venue, read The Nearly Blog for news of Nearlyological activity, hear Chris & The Ifso’s Nearly Songs and find other writings by Chris.
NEW: LISTEN TO THE FIRST TRIAL NEARLY SHOW PODCAST
The Doctor of Nearlyology explores the spaces in between work & play, remembering & imagining, male and female, young and old, inner and outer… talking to people about the things they’ve done and nearly done and who they really are. Episode One: Nearly Dads
NEARLYOLOGY is supported by IF:BOOK UK