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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Authorship in the Digital Age

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Join us for a session dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.


Moderators
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Sarah Burnes

Literary Agent, The Gernert Company
After stints in the editorial departments of Houghton Mifflin, the Knopf group, and Little, Brown, Sarah Burnes became an agent in 2001. Joining The Gernert Company in 2005, she now represents adult fiction writers (Alice McDermott and Tony Earley among them); children’s fiction writers (New York Times bestsellers Margaret Stohl and Pseudonymous Bosch); and journalists and critics (New York Times Magazine contributor Jon Gertner and... Read More →

Speakers
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Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan writes about digital culture chiefly for The New York Times, but also for The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her essays on digitization are regularly anthologized. Her new book, "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art," will be published in June by Simon & Schuster. She works as an editorial strategist for startups and VC firms. In 2002, she received her Ph.D. in English from... Read More →
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Craig Mod

Craig [http://craigmod.com] is a writer and designer who splits his time between Tokyo and New York. Previously a product designer at Flipboard, he is also a TechFellow award recipient and a 2011/2012 MacDowell writing fellow. He’s currently an advisor for Medium and Japan based SmartNews. He has written for The Atlantic, California Sunday Magazine, Aeon, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Scientist, Contents... Read More →
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Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michigan State, where he studied economics and co-founded a literary magazine called Oats. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter, and at all those places, his job had something to do with figuring out the future of media. | | Robin is the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, which started as a short story and is now a full-length novel published by... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Coolidge Auditorium 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

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