The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table reads the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction over the summer to be discussed in September.
We completed a three-part arc in Historical Non-Fiction and top it off by reading Historical Fiction/Nonfiction duo on the same topic.
The Benchmarks: Everyone reads Janet Wallach’s Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia. (1997) OR Georgina Howell’s Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations (2008) NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY and Mary Doria Russell’s Dreamers of the Day. HISTORICAL FICTION.
Please read 2nd titles on the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction. Suggested List on Blog.
Appeal to be read for September 2017 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame: place, time, and tone and the appeal differences between nonfiction and fiction.
Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capicity as readers' advisors. The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (email@example.com).
!ANNOUNCEMENT: On November 28, 2017, we will be having a Planning/Strategy meeting instead of our usual genre study discussion. We have a schedule through 2018 and it is time to discuss what we need from this group individually and collectively. Please come to this meeting whether you are a founding member, longtime or sometime attendee, or brand-new participant. Help us shape the future of our RA studies. We will be meeting at Methuen’s Nevins Memorial Library from 10:00am to 12Noon. We will also do an RA exercise which will be explained at the September 26th meeting in Reading. Sign up will be by this MLS CE Calendar.
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