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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New ARRT Genre Study Notes and an Open Invitation For All to Join Us for Our Next Meeting

Next week we will be having the first meeting of the second year of our two year Speculative Fiction Genre Study. 

Normally attendance at the Genre Study Meetings is only open to ARRT members; however, at the beginning of every year we encourage new people to try us out. So we'd like to extend an invitation to everyone-- even if you are not a member and even if you haven't completed the assignment. Come join us and see what we are all about.

Here are the details:

Doorway: StoryFeb. 2, 2017, 2-4 PMLisle District Library 
Featured resource: Read a short story from Clarkesworld online magazine 
Assignment:1) Read a book from two different authors from the list below (two books total). Preferably, both authors will be new to you:Paolo BacigalupiLarry NivenBen BovaDavid WeberKim HarrisonRamsey CampbellOctavia ButlerPatrick Rothfuss2) As you read, think about the genre/subgenre of the book and additional appeal factors for the book besides character
Also, here is the info on the last meeting including the links to the assignment and the notes. These are always free and open to all on our website:
Doorway: CharacterDecember 1, 2016, 2-4 PMGlenview Public LibraryAssignmentNotes

Finally, please remember that we encourage those of you who cannot join us to use our genre study assignments and notes with your groups as you strive to improve your service to your leisure readers. All we ask is that you cite us as your source.

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