With the publishing success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which began its life as online fan fiction, everyone wants to know more. Where did Fan Fiction come from and what is its history? Hasn’t appropriation always had its artistic place in the world? The University of Sydney’s Joseph Brennan, undertaking his PhD in slash fan fiction, speaks to The Writers' Coffee Shop’s Amanda Hayward, the original publisher of Fifty Shades of Grey, alongside novelist Lauren Beukes, and researcher David Large who specialises in plagiarism in early 20th century fiction.
SWF website: Fan Fiction
Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay
Cost: Free, no bookings