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FanFiction: Writing an Alternative Fictional Universe

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Date(s) - 02/17/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Fan fiction has come a long way since the science fiction fan zines of the 1930s. With the publication of Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On Simon, a work based on the fan fiction in her book Fangirl, it has become a hot trend among teens and adult readers. In this webinar you will learn about the history of fan fiction, writers who got their start writing fan fiction and consider the copyright implications.

We’ll explore popular fan fiction websites, talk about how to engage teens and adults with both reading and writing fan fiction. Explore this online alternative world, where Harry Potter and Snape team up, book endings are changed. ​As Andrew Scott, Moriarty on BBC Sherlock, says librarians are the cause of this fanfiction revival – learn why! Join us to learn how to utilize FanFic in your library to engage teens, create lively programs and create online programming for all ages.

Can’t attend the live event? Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith is a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.

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