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Writers in the Secret Garden Book Launch, an evening with Cecilia Aragon
Writers in the Secret Garden Book Launch, an evening with Cecilia Aragon
WhenWednesday, Oct 2, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationUniversity Book Store (BOOK)
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Meetings, Special Events
Description

Join HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon at the University Bookstore as she discusses her new book, Writers in the Secret Garden: Fanfiction, Youth, and New Forms of Mentoring.
About the book
Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers—primarily young people in their teens and twenties—have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another.

About the Author
Cecilia Aragon is Professor in the Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, where she is also a Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute. Along with Katie Davis, she is the co-author of Writers in the Secret Garden.

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