Join KFPL for virtual talk from YA author Sarah Raughley

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As part of Black History Month, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is presenting a talk from Sarah Raughley, YA author of The Effigies trilogy and The Bones of Ruin series.

As a YA fantasy author and academic, Raughley brings a unique perspective to the writing process, the library stated in a media release. At this online talk, participants will discover her motivations, creative process, and thoughts on the publishing industry, and learn more about her writing.

“During Black History Month, and every day, it’s crucial to amplify the voices of Black writers like Sarah Raughley who bring unique perspectives and experiences to the literary world,” said Cheyenne Stewart, Teen and New Adult Services Librarian at KFPL. “Celebrating their contributions not only honours the past but also helps shape a more inclusive future for all.”

Raughley is an assistant professor of writing at Lakehead University, Orillia campus. Her latest series, The Bones of Ruin, releases its second novel The Song of Wrath in April 2023.

According to KFPL, Raughley’s research concerns representations of race and gender in popular media culture, youth culture and postcolonialism. She has edited special issues in academic journals such Safundi, Popular Music and Society, and Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice. She’s also written freelance pieces for The Conversation, Quill & Quire and Zora Magazine.

“Sarah is an inspirational academic and a captivating author,” Stewart continued. “KFPL will be providing the opportunity to meet with her virtually, to hear her speak about her works and inspirations, and to be inspired in turn.”

The author talk will take place over Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, from 4 to 5 p.m. Register for the event at or by calling 613-549-8888.

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