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Workshop Name: MARRT - Faith in Fiction - Exploring Religious Fiction
Workshop Date: October 17, 2006
Workshop Time: 9:00 - 3:30

Workshop Location:


Mid-Continent Library Administrative Center
15616 E. US Highway 24
Independence, MO  64050

Workshop Speakers:






Kaite Stover - Kansas City Public Library

Andrea Kempf - Johnson County Community College Library

Donna Jo Atwood - Olathe Public Library

Deborah Bryan - Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Nancy Moser, Author

Judith Miller, Author

Trish Downey - Johnson County Library

Workshop Description:



























Publishers predict religious books to be the largest category of increased sales from 2005-2009.  (Book Industry Trends 2005).  This includes religious fiction, fiction in which faith plays a part.

This workshop will help library staff understand the appeal of religious fiction (Christian and non-Christian) and help find suggestions for readers.  Two Christian inspirational fiction authors, Nancy Moser and Judith Miller, will be giving talks at lunchtime.  Get bibliographies and references to Internet resources to help with religious fiction readers' advisory and collection development.


9:00 - 9:15   Registration

9:15 - 9:25   Introduction to the Genre and the Day

9:25 - 2:45   Sex and the Single Christian GAl - Chick Lit for Readers With Faith & Fabulous Shoes (Kaite Stover)

9:45 - 10:05  Spiritual Fiction for Other Faiths - A Look at Some Titles from Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, etc. (Andrea Kempf)

10:05 - 10:20  Golden Oldies - Historical Overview of Christian Fiction form Pilgrims Progress to classics from the 1970's (Donna Jo Atwood)

10:20 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:45  It's Not Your Grandmother's Christian Fiction Anymore:  Characteristic Books of the Genre and Current Trends (Deborah Bryan)

11:45 - 12:15  Lunch Provided.  Vegetarian option available.

12:15 - 1:05  Authors make their books available for sales and signing

1:05 - 1:15  Break

1:15 - 1:30  Book Talk Time - Tell About a Title You or Your Patron Liked or Didn't (one to two minutes per book) (Information and for anyone who wants to book talk)

1:30 - 2:00  Inspiring but Not Inspirational - Fiction for Readers Who Don't Want Violence, Sex, Rough Language or Religion (Kaite Stover)

2:00 - 2:15  Break

2:15 - 3:00  Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Sources in print and on the Internet (Trish Downey)

3:00 - 3:30  Wrap Up - Door Prizes, Announcements & Religious Fiction trivia game

Workshop Certification: There are no specific certifications associated with this workshop.
CEU Credits: 6 CEU credits
How to Register:

E-mail: mpuhr@kcmlin.org
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Phone: (816) 521-7257
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Workshop Costs:



MARRT Member:  $50

KCTrains/KCMLIN Member Prepaid: $55
Non-Members Prepaid: $110

Please add $5.00 if you preferred to be billed.

dollar signReceive a $5.00 discount if registration AND payment are received NO LATER THANSeptember 17, 2006.

Refund & Credit Policy:


Refund & Credit Policy:

Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made a minimum of seven days prior to the workshop minus a $5.00 administrative fee.

You can transfer to another workshop a minimum of seven days before the workshop with no administrative fee.

Cancellations made less than seven days prior to a workshop receive no refunds or credits

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Last Updated 8/17/06