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Author Cory Doctorow to Visit Library

3/12/2012
Contact: Jennifer Heinicke, Special Projects Librarian |

‘Cory Doctorow in Context’ a Highlight of National Library Week

Cory Doctorow, a New York Times best-selling author, activist, journalist and blogger, shares his unique vision for how creative people can improve the world. The Wichita Public Library will host a talk from Doctorow followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m., April 11, at the Central Library, 223 S. Main.

Doctorow will cover the pressing issues that surround copyright laws and their impact on artists. What sort of copyright would actually help artists? And can a living for artists be provided without breaking the Internet that provides a platform for humanitarian and human rights struggles around the world?

The author of novels such as "For the Win" and "Little Brother," Doctorow has had his works translated into dozens of languages. They are simultaneously published by Tor Books and HarperCollins UK and released on the internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing. The move increases Doctorow's sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work, such as the recent stage adaptation of "Little Brother" performed in San Francisco.

His talk is made possible by the Friends of the Wichita Public Library. Books will be available for sale thanks to Watermark Books & Café. For more information, visit www.wichita.lib.ks.us.

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