Michael Byers | Fan Fiction For School Library Journal

September 02, 2014    Michael Byers

Here’s a beautiful piece by MICHAEL BYERS for School Library Journal called “Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens.”

“The generation of teens who grew up reading “Harry Potter” is embracing fandom and fueling events such as LeakyCon, an annual convention for fans of many stripes that convened in Orlando, Florida, from July 30–August 3. These young people don’t see fan fiction as something residing in a murky corner of the Internet but as a creative outlet: a way to express love for an author’s work, a venue for exploring sexuality and emotions, and a liberating space to share and receive feedback on writing.”