Dreams of Monsters

Sarah Raughley is the author of several YA fantasy novels, including the bestselling Effigies series and the forthcoming Bones of Ruin series. Sarah has been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best Young Adult novel and works in the community doing writing workshops for youths and adults. On top of being a YA writer, Sarah has a PhD in English, which makes her a doctor, so it turns out she didn’t have to go to medical school after all.

Description: In this interactive session, Sarah Raughley will explore speculative fiction genre types and common tropes. She will also delve into the ideology behind the monster, and the essentials of world-building in fantasy writing. Lastly, Sarah will discuss the research component of writing before wrapping up with a writing exercise