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Teen Lit Boot Camp: Graphic Novels & Manga

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $200)
May 1 - May 31, 2014 - PDPs: 15

Part of Teen Lit Boot Camp Series

Teen Lit Boot Camp is a series of month-long workshops zeroing in on currently popular topics, The workshops will help librarians learn what defines hot topics, what the best titles are to meet demand, and how to anticipate and select for your teen fans. In this workshop, Graphic Novels and Japanese Manga, we’ll take a slightly different tack: this is not a course that will explain the theory and history of the format so much as provide students with the chance to dig in to the diversity of titles, read in depth, and discuss with their fellow students. We will discuss the best creators for clear and compelling presentation, how to distinguish styles and symbols, and compare and contrast popular authors and series. We will also discuss the stereotypes surrounding the format, the diversification of the format, and how to pitch titles to fans as well as readers who dismiss comics. There will be a reading list, so sign up early to give yourself time.

View the reading list for this workshop here.

Check out our other Teen Lit Boot Camp workshops. If you sign up for more than one, you get a 15% discount!

Robin Brenner: Robin Brenner is a Reference/Teen Librarian, Brookline, MA.

Please note: While we try to be as accurate as we can be with our workshop descriptions, please contact SLIS CE or the workshop instructor to ensure that the class meets your expectations for content, format, rigor, etc.

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