Bethlehem Public Library: June 16th
10:30 Business / 11:30 Programming
Discussion: “WHAT FANS LOVE & WHAT WE DON’T.”
Rhonda Rosenheck will moderate a discussion focusing on readers’ and fans’ responses to mystery and crime literature. Questions will probe such topics as why we’re fans of the genres we love, what grabs us through a series, what turns us off from a character, and why we disdain some styles yet are drawn to others. Writers will be asked to participate as readers, and to listen deeply as sister readers open up about their real feelings.
The Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of the Sisters in Crime will hold its next meeting at 11AM on September 23rd at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar. The speaker will be Eleanor Kuhns who is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She received her master’s in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York. The topic is Genre Bending and will consist of an interactive program on popular genres answering the question:
Why do librarians put MY books in such crazy categories?
What is a genre? What is not?
How is a genre determined?
And what about the books that bend the genres?
The interactive aspect should appeal to librarians, writers and readers. Everyone is invited.
Writer Glen Writer Ebisch spoke about the importance of relationships in a mystery novel at the May 17th meeting of the Upper Hudson Chapter of SinC. The Mavens thank Glen for giving us a lot of great ideas to think about, including how having one changing relationship can add dynamism to a book. We wish him well on his new book, The Blank Canvas (Five Star, April 2014).