The search for the perfect wave, urban orchards, a decent public toilet and the truth about breast cancer screening. Graduates of the University of King’s College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program read from their new and soon-to-be released books on Monday, August 13 as part of the program’s 2018 Summer Residency.

The second Donald Sedgwick Reading Series, named for the program’s founding director, will introduce four new voices in Canadian nonfiction:

  • Helena Moncrieff, The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest (ECW Press)
  • Renée Pellerin, Conspiracy of Hope: The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening (Goose Lane Editions)
  • RC Shaw, Louisbourg or BustA Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Drowned Coast  (Pottersfield Press)
  • Lezlie Lowe, No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs (Coach House)