Start Date: 5/30/2019 12:30 PM EDT
End Date: 5/30/2019 4:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: Prince George's County - Laurel Branch Location:
507 7th Street
Laurel, MD United States 20707
Event Website: https://www.pgcmls.info/branch/location/Laurel
Maryland Library Association
Sponsor: Readers' Advisory Interest Group (RAIG)
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!
Registration opens at 12:30 and the program will begin promptly at 1:00 PM
- 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)
Refreshments will be available during registration.