Activist and Local Author Kate Ranta to Speak At Sawyer Free Library


Local Author to share her story of turning abuse and tragedy into transformation and triumph 

to bring a spotlight on October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


The Sawyer Free Library will present "Killing Kate: A Story of Turning Abuse and Tragedy into Transformation and Triumph,” Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Library’s Friends Room, located on the ground floor.  

Manchester-by-the-Sea author Kate Ranta emerged from a severely abusive relationship to become a national leader in raising awareness about domestic violence. She will read passages and autograph copies of her book, "Killing Kate," and engage in questions and answers about her first-hand experience of domestic and gun violence and her journey to empowerment in the aftermath. 

Kate Ranta's story is one of triumph over tragedy. As a survivor, she became an anti-violence advocate, eventually testifying before Congress. Upon publication, her gripping memoir sold out on Amazon and is a finalist in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the "Women's Literature: Non-Fiction" category.

This important event hosted by the Sawyer Free Library is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Copies of the book "Killing Kate" will be available. Face masks are mandatory for those attending. The Sawyer Free Library is located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. 

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