Explore fiction through OSU class at Stillwater Public Library

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Nov. 28, 2012) – OSU Arts and Science Outreach will take writers and bibliophiles to a whole new level of reading this Spring with a new series, “Explorations in Popular Fiction for Readers & Writers.”  Instructor Jessica Glover will teach the classes at the Stillwater Public Library each Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., beginning Feb 4, 2013.

In the eight week series, students will explore the work of a wide variety of authors and books in different genres, including adventure, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery and more.  Glover will explain story construction by examining the structure, or “formula,” used in these different types of fiction.  Students will discuss their favorite types of fiction and writers with fellow readers, then try their hands at writing stories in specific genres.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Outreach department to provide this opportunity for our community,” said Lynda Reynolds, library director.  “Studying different genre styles is obviously invaluable for beginning writers, but it also gives readers a much deeper and more meaningful reading experience.”

The non-credit series is $79.00 and intended for the general public.  Students are responsible for purchasing the class textbook, “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction,” 2nd ed. by Joyce Saricks.  Saricks’ book is available online at stores like Amazon.com.  Students also have the option of arranging to purchase the book through the Outreach department.

Seating for this series is limited.  To register, please visit http://asoutreach.okstate.edu/community/popular-fiction.  Arts & Sciences Outreach reserves the right to cancel this course due to insufficient enrollment.  

For more information, please email Christine Nichols at christine.nichols@okstate.edu or call (405) 744-8459.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Visit the library online at http://library.stillwater.org.