Urban Fiction Reigns at ALA

July 6, 2010

The urban fiction panel, “PHAT Fiction: Engaging Hip Hop Literature in the Public Library”, co-moderated at ALA by  librarian, (Evanston Public Library) Susan McClelland, and Chicago Public Library Book Club Coordinator, K.C. Boyd, was a rousing success! The Monday, June 28, program featured four urban fiction authors (Coe Booth, Paula Chase, Kia DuPree, and Tachelle Wilkes) and seven librarians (K.C. Boyd, Megan Honig, Christopher Lassen, D.L. Grant,Vanessa Morris, and Amy Pattee).  The authors and librarians discussed aspects of urban fiction’s appeal to readers, its impact on publishing and options for library programming. The 200-seat capacity room was standing room only,  and one lucky reader even took home twenty hardcover urban fiction titles, courtesy of  Follett Resources who supplied books for a raffle drawing at the program’s end.  Visit  the wiki and view panel discussions and photos online.

Susan Mc.


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