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Thursday, April 27, 2023

RAIG Emerging and Resurging Genres: EcoFiction, Gothic, Hopepunk, and Quozies

Start Date: 4/27/2023 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/27/2023 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Via Zoom

Organization Name: Maryland Library Association

Monica McAbee
Email: monica.mcabee@pgcmls.info
Phone: (301) 699-3500 x6118

What are some good novels that explore climate change issues? What does gothic fiction look like to today’s readers? What the heck is Hopepunk? Can you recommend cozy mysteries with queer representation?
 If these questions intrigue you, please register to hear presenters from the Reader’s Advisory Interest Group explore the typical characteristics, appeal factors, and some representative titles for the new (or evolving) genres of ecofiction, gothic, hopepunk, and quozies. You will learn what appeal factors are, how to identify them, and how to employ them in reader's advisory interactions. The presenters will demonstrate how to use pop culture media to make connections between the customers' fandoms and potential reading interests. You will also see examples of how to booktalk titles from genres that are in the current zeitgeist. By learning about four current reading trends, you will be prepared to entice readers with representative titles, introduce new genres to book clubs, and connect media fans with reading material that has similar appeal. Attendees will receive a list of ten to twenty further titles to explore in each genre. Stay informed about the latest trends, and keep the reading conversations going!

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/20/2023 11:45 PM

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