KFPL and The Witch Institute (an online symposium concerned with contemporary imaginings of the witch in popular and visual culture) present "Queer Witches and Magical Enbies", a conversation between Kingston-based YA fantasy author and academic, Adan Jerreat-Poole, and The Witch Institute's Tamara de Szegheo Lang. Jerreat-Poole will read from their recently published novel, The Boi of Feather and Steel, and then join de Szegheo Lang for a conversation about the witch's role as a queer, feminist, and activist icon, bodily transformation, disability, the environment, and other topics.
About the book:
The thrilling sequel to the queer witchy fantasy The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass.
After stealing the Heart of a magical world with the help of a supernatural assassin, Tav discovers that they can’t just see magic — they know how to use it. Returning to the human City of Ghosts, Tav, Eli, and Cam race to heal the wounds in the veil between worlds before the Earth’s lifeforce is drained by the tyrannical Witch Lord … and Eli’s new Heart-infused body falls apart.
Meanwhile, in the City of Eyes, Kite has joined forces with the bloodthirsty childwitch Clytemnestra, and together they are raising an army to overthrow the world-eating Coven.
With blood and magic spilled on both sides, who will survive?