NELA 2017 Annual Conference

22nd to 24th October, 2017


22nd to 24th October, 2017 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA 2017 Annual Conference


Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403

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October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm

Something Wicked This Way Comes of Age: Teens & Horror Fiction


From Stephen King's "Carrie" to "Stranger Things" - what's the connection between young people and horror? Why will even a reading-averse teenager make an exception for Alexander Gordon Smith's "Escape from Furnace"? And is there a heart beneath all the blood and guts in "The Walking Dead"? Even the most squeamish librarian will learn how to hook young readers up with the creepy or grotesque fiction that warms their weird little hearts in this presentation that examines the correlation between the metaphors of horror fiction and the strange state that is adolescence.

Hall: UVM Club Track: Adult and Teen Type: