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Why Representation Matters in Writing
November 16 @ 7:00 pm
WITH SARAH RAUGHLEY, AUTHOR OF THE BONES OF RUIN
Sarah Raughley, author of The Effigies and The Bones of Ruin series, talks about re-imagining historical time periods to include underrepresented and marginalized characters as central to the story. Through her characters, she confronts the truths of European exploitation and returns power to those whose agency was taken away from them.
Gain insight into how she researches and creates stories that give voice and identity to those traditionally not represented in historical fiction.
ABOUT SARAH RAUGHLEY
YA author Sarah Raughley is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to sci-fi fantasy TV to Japanese role-playing games and other geeky things, all of which inspire her writing. She’s been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best YA Novel and works in the community doing writing workshops. With a PhD in English, her research concerns representations of race and gender in popular media culture, youth culture, and postcolonialism. Sarah grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories and continues to use her voice for good.
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