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Watch Cinderella tonight at RWCC!

Posted by Rosanna McInnes, Seldovia OWL Manager on July 25, 2013

FanFiction: the fun kind of writing

Come and be introduced to the concept of “transformative works.”

Cinderella

Bring new adventure to an old story, Cinderella, with local writer/editor/fanfiction author Savannah Lewis.  Creators of all ages are invited to join us for this free workshop series beginning tonight, Thursday, July 25th at 7 p.m.
What is a fanwork?
It’s an original creation—a story, a poem, a drawing, script, a song, a video, or some other interpretation of a work first created by someone else that brings new material to that work beyond its original scope. Or to put it slightly differently, fans expand upon a ‘verse created by someone else so they can spend more time playing in it.
In the first segment, on Thursday, July 25th,  we will watch the beloved Disney adaptation of the story of Cinderella and get an introduction to the concept of fanworks as applied to this classic tale.
In the second session, on Thursday, August 15th,  we will meet to work on our own transformative pieces.  Participants will develop their fanwork storyline based on the story of Cinderella, choosing from a variety of media (we have some ideas and hints!) to tell their own version of the story.  We’ll review the steps of writing a fanwork and then get busy and create away.

“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.”
Lev Grossman

TIME , July 18, 2011
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