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Demystifying Genre, Reader’s Advisory Training
February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Demystifying Genre: Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you yourself
don’t enjoy. You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find the perfect book,
but you are having trouble knowing where to begin because…eek!… you don’t read
Romance. You are afraid they will find out you are a fraud. How can YOU possibly help
THEM?!? Never fear, in this program, Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, will
teach you the basic appeals of the major genres, give you the inside track on what a fan
of that genre is most drawn to, and provide you with talking points to get your genres
readers to tell you what they want. This program focuses on providing you with a
diverse and inclusive list of up-to-date authors with at least 40% of the example titles
representing “own voices”. You will leave this session with the confidence and skill to
help fans of every genre, regardless of whether or not you have ever read a book in that
genre yourself. And that will leave a trail of happy patrons in your wake.
This session will be presented: Friday, February 11, 2022 10-11:30