Northeastern MA Readers' Advisory Round Table
The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table studies Diversity Arc#3: Mystery Fiction.
Everyone reads the benchmark: Rachel Howzell Hall’s Land of Shadows (2014): Detective Elouise Norton series#1 OR You may read one of the others in the series-#2: Skies of Ash (2015); #3: Trail of Echoes (2016); #4: City of Saviors (2017).
Discussion 10 to 11am followed by one-hour RA Tool Box: 11am to 12N. In groups, attendees will review a RA Interview scenario and share process and reactions with everyone.
Over 2019 we are taking a deep dive into Diversity as a theme. The list of books and the notes on what we learn in our discussions will be found on our blog. We discussed Historical Fiction in January and Fantasy in March, and we will be studying Romance in September, followed by Science Fiction in November.
Please read a 2nd title in Diversity: Mystery Fiction--look on the RA RT Blog for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.
Appeal to be read for May meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, tone and character.
Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors. The discussion leader is Leane Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Tuesday, May 28, 2019
- 9:45am - 12:00pm
- Tewksbury Public Library