The next Southeastern MA Reader’s Advisory Roundtable (SE-RART) meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver.
We will be continuing with our year-long study of the mystery genre (which we started in October with the Private Investigators subgenre) with a discussion of the Suspense subgenre. Everyone attending should read the benchmark title – See Jane Run by Joy Fielding — as well as a second title in the Suspense subgenre. Participants should be prepared to talk about both the benchmark title and your second title in terms of Joyce Saricks’ appeal factors: story, characters, tone, style, and pace.
Registered participants will receive an email with links to info to read before the meeting. Last time, most had printed their own, so we will only have a few printed copies at the meetings, as well. This meeting, there will be a printed agenda! Also more time for discussion of the info read ahead of time, the subgenre in general, and the second titles, with a little less discussion of the specifics of the benchmark title.
If you’re looking for ideas for your second title in the Suspense subgenre, we’ve put some here. Just click on the Suspense tab.
This Southeast Reader’s Advisory Roundtable (SE-RART) is open to all library staff members in the southeastern Mass. area. You do not have to be doing reader’s advisory in your current position, as long as you have an interest in it!
Please register for the SE-RART on the Massachusetts Library System website. We plan to meet every other month, October through June — not always on Wednesday — so feel free to register for any that you can attend. You don’t have to commit to attending all of the meetings to join the group! All the 2014-5 dates are on the MLS Workshop Registration calendar and here on the blog.
The SE-RART group is still new, so we’re all learning as we go. Thank you to Amy from the Carver Public Library for hosting in December and to Miki Wolfe of the Sharon Public Library for offering to co-facilitate. Thank you to Kristi Chadwick for helping us launch the group!
We are still looking for libraries with meeting rooms that hold 15-25 people to host future meetings.
Don’t forget to register!
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