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Meet Me In St. Louis: YALSA YA Lit Symposium

The YALSA YA Lit Symposium, is November 2-4, in St. Louis MO.

I attended the 2010 Symposium and 2008 Symposium (I know, I’m lucky!) and they are such a terrific experience! Smart programs, knowledgeable presenters, and enthusiastic attendees.

This year, I’ll be on a panel organized by Robin Brenner (No Flying, No Tights); it’s about YA Literature and Fan-Created Work. From the YALSA YA Lit Symposium website: “Fan created works, from fan fiction to fan art, are an increasingly visible and a richly rewarding way for fans to interact with their favorite stories. At the same time, fan works raises sticky questions about copyright and the meaning of transformative work for literature and authorship. Join a panel of authors, editors, librarians, and fans to explore the impact of participatory fan culture has had and will continue to have on teen literature. Presenters: Robin Brenner and Elizabeth Burns.”

I hope to see you there!

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is