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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Exploring Hot Genres

Date(s): May 30, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM  EST - 4:30 PM  EST

What is Afrofuturism?  Are there good books that explore #MeToo topics?  What are Urban Fiction readers looking for?  Can you recommend books that will lift my spirits in these troubling times?

If you've encountered these questions from your customers, come to "Exploring Hot Genres: Afrofuturism, #MeToo, Uplifting Reads, and Urban Fiction" on May 30, 2019 from 12:30-4:30 PM at the Laurel Branch of PGCMLS in Laurel, MD.  Presenters from the Readers' Advisory Interest Group of the Maryland Library Association will explain the typical characteristics, appeal factors, and representative titles for each of these genres.

After the presentation we will break into groups to discuss the following titles.  Please read at least two of them before the program and be ready to contribute your insights!

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (AfroFuturism)
  • Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen (#MeToo)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Up-lit)
  • Best Laid Plans: a Hood Misfits Novel by Brick and Storm (Urban Fiction)
Registration opens at 12:30 and the program will begin promptly at 1:00 PM
Refreshments will be available during registration.




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