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Friday, March 7, 2014

Crime Fiction Genre Study Update

There has been a lot of positive feedback from many of you out there about the ARRT Crime Fiction Genre Study Website.  So, as promised, here is an update on where we are and detailed info on how you can follow along.

First, you can access everything on the Crime Fiction Genre Study Website. Each time we meet, a new assignment will be posted.  Here is the link for April's assignment, when we will be discussing the Mystery subgenres of Amateur, Cozy and Humorous. I will again be leading this discussion, but we will be meeting in Glenview. Details here.

A few days before the April meeting, we will have the assignment for June's Discussion on the Mystery Subgenres of Police and PI up.  Stacey will be leading that discussion at the Berwyn Library.

But the big news is that the notes are now available from the first meeting but for members only.  If you are an ARRT member you should have received the password to download a word copy of the minutes.  If you think you are a member and have not received the password yet, please contact me through the information on the Genre Study Website and I will help you to get this straightened out.

I want to remind everyone reading this, that anyone, whether they are a member of ARRT or not, is welcome to use the information on the Genre Study Website to facilitate their own Crime Fiction Genre Study, but the notes of what we discussed are for members only.

Speaking of, membership in ARRT is only $10, and if you are thinking of recreating the genre study at your library, for only $10 you can add the notes of our discussion to your study.

Also remember if you are a member who cannot make our meetings, you can follow along virtually by reading the assigned books and downloading the notes.  A few of you have already told me you are doing this.  I am so glad it is working out.  It's our pleasure to help.

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