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The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table studies CHARACTER APPEAL: Nancy Pearl's Doorways

(Note: All NE M RA RT discussions will be Virtual Zoom meetings sponsored by a member library. Members will recieve a link to sign-up via our Google Group, anyone else who is interested should email Leane at rapotential@gmail.com)

Our next topic begins our year of studying specific Appeal categories through Nancy Pearl’s Doorways. We begin with Character. We will be discussing Tone (3/28/23), Pace (5/23/23), Frame (9/26/23), and Style (11/28/23) over the following year.

Assignment For the benchmark, everyone reads Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge (2008)

Also, please read a Choice Title. See our blog for suggested paths to choosing your Choice Character Title, and then write a review on our blog under Submit Choice Titles.   

See NE RA RT BLOG for more information and list of Resources.

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/topic 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 (rapotential@gmail.com).

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
9:45am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Affiliate Meetings     Readers Advisory  

Registration is required. There are 20 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Leane Ellis

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