Fantasy Genre Web-based Seminar: Learn How to Tame Dragons, Negotiate with Wizards and Attract More Kids and Teens to the Library

From Jeanette Larson (author interview)(recommendation) and Raab Associates:

The fantasy genre captivates people of all ages, especially children and teens. Whether you’re a devoted fantasy reader or wish you knew more about the genre, get the inside scoop on fantasy in our culture by joining us on Sept. 28, when the Authors as Experts Web Seminar Series presents “A Practical Guide to Fantasy” with Nina Hess. Author of A Practical Guide to Monsters (Mirrorstone, 2007), Hess is an experienced guide to this literary world. She will teach participants how to keep monsters at bay, tame dragons and negotiate with wizards.

Hess is also a senior editor at Mirrorstone Books, a company that is totally immersed in the genre. In this Web-based seminar, Hess will discuss the popularity of fantasy for all kids and its value in encouraging reluctant readers–particularly boys, to feel at home in the library. She will also talk about incorporating role-playing, costume parties, and fantasy script-writing into library programs for children and teens.

These one-hour web seminars provide continuing education courses for public and school librarians. They can also be adapted for teacher groups upon request.

Seminar Details At-A-Glance

Seminar: A Practical Guide to Fantasy

Date: September 28, 2007

Time: 11 a.m. Eastern Time [10 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. MT, 8 a.m. PT]

Format: This is a Web-based seminar. Registered participants will receive participation instructions, log-on information and a toll-free number to dial in for the audio portion of the seminar upon payment of the registration fee. Seminars run for one hour.

Cost: $50 per person

Discounts are available for group registration. To Register: send name and contact information to: You may either email or call in your credit card information at 914-241-2117.

About the Authors as Experts Web Seminar Series

This Web Seminar is part of a series of programs produced by Raab Associates Inc., marketing consultants specializing in children’s books, in cooperation with Library Services Consultant Jeanette Larson, the former Youth Services Manager at Austin Public Library.